Police say 16-year-old arrested for carrying a loaded gun on Bowdoin Street in Dorchester

Boston Police report arresting a Roslindale 16-year-old on gun charges after officers found him with a gun loaded with five rounds around 11:40 p.m. on Friday on Bowdoin Street near Quincy Street.

Police say gang-unit officers patrolling Quincy Street in the wake of Tuesday's murder at Bowdoin and Norton, spotted three guys walking down the street and stopped to talk to them:

When one of the officers began to casually engaged the three individuals in conversation, they immediately stopped, tensed up and appeared to become extremely nervous. One of the individuals, later identified as a 16-year-old male from Roslindale, quickly backed up and ducked behind a nearby parked motor vehicle while frantically reaching at the waistband area of his pants. The suspect then reemerged from behind the vehicle to speak with the officers. Officers checked the area where the suspect had ducked down towards and immediately observed a firearm resting on a small pile of snow.

The teen, not named because of his age, was charged with being delinquent for unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm and receiving stolen property - police say the gun had been stolen three years ago in Randolph.

The two 15-year-olds with him were frisked and released, police say.



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