One Less Gun: Officers Recover Illegal Firearm from Suspect during Altercation

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At about 10:40 PM on Thursday, January 14, 2016, officers from District E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to a radio call for a verbal altercation in the area of Seminole Street.

Upon arrival, officers learned that there had been an argument between two parties, and one of the individuals had produced a firearm and waved it by his side to make those present aware that he was armed. Officers conducted a pat frisk of this individual and were able to locate a loaded Colt .45 caliber semi-automatic firearm in his waistband. The individual could not produce a license to carry.

Officers arrested 33-year-old Peter Solomon of Mattapan and charged him with Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.