Boston Police report arresting a 16-year-old from Hyde Park on gun charges at the Mildred Hailey Apartments in Jamaica Plain around 8 p.m. yesterday.
Police say officers on patrol spotted - and were spotted by - a group of people outside 170 Heath St.:
Upon seeing the officers, one of the individuals suddenly turned and began to walk away from the group while clutching at the waistband area of her pants and looking back over her shoulder at the approaching officers. The officers were able to stop the suspect a short distance away at which time a female officer performed a pat frisk which led to the recovery of a loaded 9mm Jimenez Arms handgun. The suspect was then placed in custody.
The teen, too young to be publicly named, was charged with being delinquent for unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm and possession of a large-capacity feeding device, police say.