Boston Police report gang-unit officers looking for one guy they believed had a gun arrested two other men and seized a total of six guns after wading into a group of about 30 men gathered in Dr. Loesch Family Park - formerly Wainwright Park - last night.
Police say the officers were looking for Jacari Drayton, 29, of Roxbury, whom they believed was walking around with a Glock 19x with a 30-round magazine and a switch to convert the gun into an "automatic machine gun." Police say the officers found him - and the gun inside a nearby trash barrel.
Officers soon recovered a loaded .357 magnum Smith and Wesson revolver which had been discarded on the ground as well as a loaded .38 special Smith and Wesson revolver from underneath a parked car and a loaded 9mm P80 “ghost gun” (no serial number or identifying markers) from inside of a different unlocked and unattended motor vehicle. Several additional units were called to the scene to assist the officers with the group who were becoming increasingly more aggressive with the officers conducting the investigation, swearing and berating them as they attempted to safely recover the multiple loaded firearms.
As the officers continued their investigation, one of the males, later identified as Patrick Bishop, 21, of Chestnut Hill, attempted to break away from the group but was quickly stopped by officers on scene as he was observed discarding a loaded 9mm Kimber Solo Carry STS handgun which was quickly recovered by the officers.
The third man, Nathan Bootman, 23, of Randolph, was arrested after a frisk reveled "a loaded .380 Glock 42 handgun equipped with a Streamlight laser site" in a jacket pocket, police say.
All three were charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a loaded firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition, police say. Drayton was also charged with unlawful possession of a machine gun.