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16-year-old charged with trying to shoot someone in Roxbury

Boston Police report arresting a 16-year-old from Mattapan on charges he opened fire on at least two other people on Dabney Street late Tuesday.

Police say officers responding to a report of gunfire on Dabney Street around 11:15 p.m. found people who said somebody had tried to shoot them:

Officers were provided with a description of the suspect and began to search the area. Officers located a male matching the description of the suspect walking down the street with his right arm pinned to the side of his body. Officers attempted to approach the male who immediately began to run away from officers. Following a brief foot pursuit, the suspect was apprehended in the area of 120 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Officers recovered a Jennings Bryco Arms firearm loaded with one round of live ammunition inside of the suspect’s front right pocket.

The teen, too young to have his name released, was charged with being delinquent for assault by means of a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, unlawful possession of a loaded firearm and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, police say.

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