Boston Police report arresting a man they say shot at gang-unit officers at Deering Road and Wellington Hill Street in Mattapan about 12:35 a.m.
Police say the officers were pursuing a guy who had passed them on a scooter and had just made a U-turn:
While approaching the intersection of Deering Road and Wellington Hill behind the aforementioned scooter, officers heard what sounded like a gunshot and came under fire from an individual standing on the sidewalk. Officers promptly observed a black-non Hispanic male with his arms fully extended in officers’ direction. Believing that this was the individual responsible for the gunfire, officers immediately exited their cruiser and gave chase. While running behind the suspect, officers repeatedly instructed the suspect to drop his weapon. However, instead of complying with the officers’ lawful instructions, the suspect continued to flee and make every effort to avoid arrest. Officers chased the suspect up and over a fence in the rear of 60 Deering Road where they were able to take him to the ground and into police custody after a brief altercation. A search of the yard enabled officers to recover the loaded firearm used by the suspect to shoot at the officers.
Kristopher Jordan, 30, was charged with assault by means of a dangerous weapon, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a loaded firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition, police say.
Police add Jordan was also charged with unlawful possession of a loaded firearm, second and subsequent offense, which could mean a longer sentence should he be convicted on the other charges.
In 2011, Jordan was arrested on gun charges after a foot chase through Grove Hall.