Boston Police report arresting a man they say was hanging out at 47 Ballou Ave. early Saturday after firing at least one round from his AK-47.
Police say that when officers, responded there to a report about a guy dressed all in black and carrying a rifle, arrived around 5:45 a.m., Mohamed Bile, 26, began to run from them:
After a brief foot chase, officers were able to catch up to and apprehend the suspect in the rear of 16 Jones Avenue. Upon retracing the steps taken during the foot chase, officers were able to see and take possession of an AK-47 rifle. When asked to explain why he ran upon seeing the approaching police officers, the suspect stated, "I thought someone was trying to shoot me."
After Bile admitted he had no license for the armament, he was arrested on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm on a public way, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling and possession of a large-capacity feeding device, police say.
A Dorchester District Court judge set bail at $50,000, but Bile won't be going anywhere because it seems Immigration would like a word with him as well, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Bile is also facing charges of criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and receiving stolen property in South Portland, ME, where he was arrested on Sept. 30.