Just a few weeks after confiscating five guns from five individuals, officers from Boston Police’s District A-7’s station recovered a stolen AK-47 assault rifle from an apartment on Havre Street.
The 30-year-old man from Eastie, who was not immediately identified by police, was placed in custody after responding to a call for shots fired in the area of 186 Havre St.
The incident occurred just after 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 21 when officers got a call for shots fired in the area.
When they arrived, police began canvassing the area for ballistic evidence when their attention was drawn to an individual standing on a fourth-floor balcony of the Havre Street residence.
The man began hurling snowballs at the police–missing the officers by mere inches.
The officers then made their way to the fourth floor apartment and knocked on the door. The 30-year-od male suspect that was throwing snowballs answered the door but tried to shut it on the officers when he realized it was the police.
Soon after officers made a peaceful entry into the apartment where they observed an unsecured AK-47 rifle and a 12-gauge shotgun in plain view. Officers later located a 9mm Taurus handgun. Officers continued their investigation in the partment 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.
Officers later confirmed that the suspect had discharged the handgun once without causing injury to any bystanders or damage to property. It was also confirmed that the suspect had thrown the snowballs towards the officers as they searched for shell casings.
The suspect was placed in custody and has since been arraigned in East Boston District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Discharging a Firearm within 500 feet of a Dwelling, Assault by Means and Improper Storage of a Firearm.