Boston Police report arresting Errin Crawford, 26, not far from the Dacia Street telephone pole they say he crashed his bullet-riddled car into last night.
After the customary brief struggle, police say:
Officers observed and recovered a loaded Raven .25 caliber silver handgun from the dashboard of Crawford's vehicle and later retrieved twelve bags of what appeared to be cocaine that Crawford is alleged to have discarded.
Police say Crawford's windows were shot out in an incident around 7:45 p.m. at Hancock and Trull streets, which sent another man to the hospital with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.
Police say gang-unit officers on patrol in the area heard the gunfire:
As officers arrived on scene they observed a black sedan with the windows shot out fleeing the scene. Officers pursued the vehicle from a safe distance while maintaining visual contact until it crashed into a telephone pole near 38 Dacia Street.
Officers recovered multiple 9mm spent shell casings in front of 77 Hancock Street which were also related to this incident.
Crawford was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and operating a motor vehicle after suspension.