Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man on a variety of gun charges last night after a worker at the CVS on Columbus Avenue, around the corner from the Back Bay T stop, called to report the guy was at the counter, and pretty unsteady when a gun slipped out of his pants leg and onto the floor.
Police say that by the time officers arrived, Christopher Baker, 29, had picked up the loaded black Desert Eagle gun and put it back in his waistband.
Officers were able to secure the suspect without incident, however, as they did so, he threatened that he could have shot the officers if he wanted. ... The officers observed that the suspect appeared to be unsteady on his feet and slurring his words, leading officers to believe he was intoxicated.
Police say he was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, unlawful possession of a large-capacity firearm, unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm and threats to do bodily harm. Police add that during booking, Baker threatened to "take down" officers.