Boston Police report arresting a 17-year-old they say pointed a gun loaded with five rounds Tuesday night.
Police say officers were on Olney Street, near Geneva Avenue, around 11:40 p.m., looking for a runaway teen when:
Officers' attention was drawn to two individuals who appeared to crouch and run to avoid being seen by officers. It should be noted that officers were dressed in full Boston Police uniform and had exited a fully marked Boston Police cruiser. Officers went to the rear of the above location, and encountered the juvenile male standing with a firearm pointed directly at them from a distance of approximately 10-20 yards away. Officers additionally noted that the juvenile male stated, "What's up, [expletive]" while pointing the firearm at officers. Officers immediately drew their department-issued firearms, took cover, and began to give the male commands to drop the firearm.
The teen, too young to have his name released, ran away and disappeared from the officers' sight. But then officers spotted a "discarded shoe" next to a car. They looked under the car and saw the kid, got him out and found the loaded gun in his waistband, police say
He was charged as delinquent for assault with a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition, police say.