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Police: Speeding stop leads to gun arrest in Roxbury

Boston Police report arresting on man on gun charges and another for refusing to stop for officers after they allegedly tried to outrace officers who noticed them speeding early this morning.

Police say officers on patrol in the area of Norfolk Street around 12:40 a.m. spotted a vehicle speed by:

Officers followed the vehicle in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop. Initially refusing to stop for officers, the operator of the motor vehicle made several quick turns in an attempt to evade officers who were operating with their lights and sirens activated. Eventually, the motor vehicle came to a stop in the area of Burrell Street and Clifton Street. Officers approached the vehicle and spoke to the occupants. The operator and passenger were removed from the motor vehicle. The passenger appeared to be visibly nervous, breathing heavily and sweating. A search of the area yielded the recovery of a loaded black Smith & Wesson Bodyguard firearm as well as five additional rounds of live ammunition in the area of 66 Burrell Street.

Driver Eric Small, 28, of Cambridge, and passenger London Cohen, 29, of Everett, were both arrested - Small for failure to stop for a police officer and Cohen for unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and possession of a loaded firearm, police say.

Innocent, etc.

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