Boston Police report officers investigating a report of gunfire in the area of 186 Havre St., off Visconti Road Sunday evening spotted a guy standing on a fourth-floor balcony - who, in response to being spotted, threw several snowballs at them.
Officers made their way to the fourth floor and knocked on the apartment door where they were met by the same male party they had observed on the rear balcony. When officers asked for identification, he immediately attempted to shut the door. After officers made peaceful entry to the apartment, they observed an unsecured AK-47 rifle and a 12-gauge shotgun and in plain view. Additionally, officers later located a 9mm Taurus handgun. Officers continued their investigation and determined that while the male did possess a valid firearm license, the AK-47 was not registered to him. It was later determined that the rifle had previously been reported stolen in 2016 in Holbrook, MA.
Police say that after an investigation, the officers concluded the man had been the one who fired the shots that brought them to the area to begin with. He was arrested on charges of discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, unlawful possession of a firearm, assault by means of a dangerous weapon and improper storage of a firearm, police say.