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Police: Slippery-fingered man drops loaded gun during East Boston fight; intended victim's mom picks it up and tries to flee

Boston Police report arresting two men they say were involved in a fight on South Bremen Street in East Boston on Sunday afternoon that seemed about to turn violent when one of them pulled out a loaded 9-mm Beretta 92 FS - only he lost his grip and it fell to the ground.

Police say the fight, involving several people broke out around 4 p.m. outside the apartments at 30 South Bremen St. Kii Hicks, 31, of Dorchester, who has a job nearby in Maverick Square, was punching an opponent when the victim's mother saw what was happening and tried to intercede, police say.

Hicks produced the 9mm firearm and pointed it at the woman and her son, the suspect somehow dropped the handgun, at which time the female took hold of the weapon and attempted to flee to protect her son from any further harm.

And then, police say:

As the mother fled with the handgun cradled against her body, she was approached by Remi Jones, 26, of East Boston, who grabbed the female victim and physical assaulted her while trying to take the firearm away from her.

Hicks was charged with assault by means of a dangerous weapon, police say. His home and work addresses are listed on the state's sexual-offender Web site because of a 2017 conviction for sexual trafficking.

Jones was charged with unlawful possession of a dangerous weapon and attempted armed robbery, police say.

Innocent, etc.


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So Jones took the firearm off the mom, or did he have his own weapon on him? The story says "trying." It didn't indicate if he was successful.

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Jones tried to get the gun from the mother, but before he could finish his attempt, the cops showed up.

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I was hoping that the mom ended up getting away with the firearm.

It's like Die Hard: "Now I have a machine gun. Ho ho ho." Except replace "machine gun" with "handgun", and add "and the home and work addresses of a sex offender who tried to kill me and/or my son."

Now THAT'S how I'd like to see International Women's Day honored: With this woman being able to defend herself and her son.

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I *just* moved a block away, I figure moms breaking up gun fights actually bodes well for the emerging neighborhood.

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Emerging? From what?

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moms breaking up gun fights?

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So it wasn't a neighborhood until you came along? Your neighbors must be so glad you moved in!!

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so it's emerging from the Callahan Tunnel, like Orpheus ascending from the underworld.

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