POLICE ARREST ONE AND SEIZE A GUN IN ROXBURY
At about 11:53pm, on Saturday, November 28, 2009, officers from Area E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a radio call for a fight between two males in the area of 12 Bickford Street. On arrival, officers observed an individual sprinting from the scene. The individual matched the description of one of the suspects involved in the altercation. As officers were running behind the suspect, officers noted that the suspect was clutching at his waist area in such a way as to suggest the individual was in possession of a firearm. While still chasing behind the suspect, officers observed the suspect discard what appeared to be a black firearm. Officers promptly took possession of the firearm. Upon taking possession of the firearm, officers noted that the firearm was loaded and the serial numbers obliterated.
Moments later, officers were able to catch up to and apprehend the suspect. Upon being apprehended, the suspect stated several individuals had been chasing him and were attempting to do him harm. When asked to produce a license to carry a firearm, the suspect stated, “I don’t have one.” The suspect further stated, “I just shot the gun in the air.”
Officers arrested Lamont Lopez, 30, of Boston and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm & Ammunition, Possession of a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way, Possession of a Firearm with Obliterated Serial Numbers, Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Dwelling.