Boston Police report arresting Brajon Brown, 18, of Mattapan, after a BPD captain noticed him "threatening another male with a long-barreled revolver" on the sidewalk in front of the Mattapan BPL branch on Blue Hill Avenue Thursday afternoon.
According to police:
When the captain went to intervene, the suspect fled on foot across Blue Hill Avenue and down Hazelton Street. With the assistance of numerous additional responding officers and several concerned citizens, the suspect was tracked to 89 Tennis Road where he was placed in custody without further incident.
Police say officers found a loaded .22-caliber Model 686 revolver along his route of flight. He was charged with, among other things, unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition, police say.
In 2007, the Globe profiled Brown, then 7, and his 12-year-old brother, about their life on the street as budding gang members.