Police are investigating an incident around 2:15 p.m. in which they say a man shot at officers, who then returned fire, in the area of Chester Park on Massachusetts Avenue.
Nobody was hit, although a car was. One man was taken into custody.
One nearby resident reported at least nine evidence markers on the steps of 566 Massachusetts Ave. in Chester Park. Live Boston reports as many as 20 rounds were fired.
Boston Police report officers responded to 134 Northampton St., just before Shawmut Avenue, on a report of a man with a gun threatening people:
When officers approached the suspect in an effort to speak with him, the suspect, refusing to acknowledge them, took off running down Massachusetts Ave towards Chester Park. During the foot pursuit, the suspect produced a firearm and began firing rounds in the direction of the responding officers. In fear for their lives, as well as the safety and well-being of community members in the immediate area, officers returned gunfire. Undeterred, the suspect continued firing his weapon until his weapon reached the lock-back position which occurs when a firearm is completely out of ammunition. After a violent struggle, one in which the suspect continued fighting with the officers, the suspect was placed in custody.
Tyler Brown, 40, was charged with assault with intent to murder, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a residents, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and unlawful possession of a large-capacity fiream and feeding device.