Boston Police report arresting a man they say came to Orton Field on D Street to film a music video with a gun loaded with 11 bullets.
Police say gang-unit officers conducting an investigation in the area of the field around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday saw a couple dozen people on the basketball courts, and that when the officers began walking over, Junior Martinez-Perello, 23, of South Boston, began walking away.
Officers stopped Martinez-Perello and conducted a pat-frisk of his person. Officers felt a hard metallic object consistent with a firearm. As officers attempted to remove the firearm, a violent struggle ensued in which Martinez-Perello made multiple attempts to maintain control of the firearm and refused multiple commands to release his grip on the firearm. Officers eventually placed Martinez-Perello in custody and recovered a loaded firearm.
Following the arrest, a large and unruly crowd began to form and required the response of additional units from multiple districts to secure the scene safely.
The Herald reports the cops were investigating activity by a local Latin Kings chapter. Local gangs have long used rap videos as a way to threaten rivals.
At his arraignment Wednesday, a judge ordered Martinez-Perello held without bail at least until a dangerous hearing set for Friday - on charges of illegal possession of a firearm, illegal possession of ammunition and resisting arrest, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. The DA's office adds that at that hearing, a prosecutor will ask that Martinez-Perello's bail on an open drug-trafficking case in Weymouth be revoked. Martinez-Perello was arrested in February, 2021 in Weymouth on fentanyl and cocaine distribution charges.