Boston Police report arresting a participant in some fisticuffs on Columbia Road early Wednesday who, they say, duked it out while packing two loaded handguns.
Police say officers on patrol spotted a bunch of guys fighting on Columbia Road near Devon Street shortly after midnight.
When officers approached to investigate, they observed a male who was involved begin to move away from the group. A second party pointed at the male and stated that he had guns. One of the officers began to follow the male who had already walked onto Devon Street and disappeared from view. The officer ran to catch up and upon regaining sight of the male, observed him sprinting up the sidewalk with both of his hands pinned to the front of his body as if holding an object in place. The officer then observed the male run behind a parked car and bend down. At this time the officer heard what sounded like a metal object hitting the ground. The suspect then hustled back over to the sidewalk where the officer was standing. The officer gave the suspect commands to show his hands and get on the ground, but the suspect ignored him and ran back behind the vehicle, bending down for a second time. The officer gave additional commands before the suspect emerged from behind the vehicle and complied. The suspect was handcuffed for officer safety before a sweep of the area revealed two firearms on the ground behind the parked vehicle. Officers processed and recovered both firearms—one loaded Makarov 9mm handgun and one loaded Kel-Tec 9mm handgun with a high capacity magazine.
Police say Sonny Deloatch, 35, of Dorchester, was charged with two counts of assault and battery, two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, two counts of unlawful possession of ammunition and possession of a large capacity feeding device. he was also charged with being a level-2 armed career criminal, which means that if he's found guilty on the other counts, could get a longer sentence than he would otherwise.