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Boston police arrest man and confiscate loaded firearm after 911 call

BOSTON – Officers with the Boston Police Department and Massachusetts State Troopers with the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested a man and seized a loaded firearm after responding to a 911 call that an armed person was involved in a fight late Wednesday night.

On June 5, at approximately 9:54 p.m., officers and patrol officers were patrolling the area of ​​Harrison Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue when they received a call about a suspicious person with a firearm fleeing an altercation between six people at 16 Hammond Street.

Authorities broadcast a description of the suspect on the radio, after which officers began searching the surrounding area.

They soon noticed a person who fit the description: 23-year-old Juarez Sanders Jr. of Boston, walking down Massachusetts Avenue with a fanny pack slung across his body.

As officers approached Sanders, he took off his fanny pack and began walking backwards.

When officers got out of their vehicles to attack him, Sanders threw the fanny pack at their feet.

During further investigation, officers discovered a silver derringer with a mother-of-pearl handle in the belt pouch, loaded with a .22 caliber cartridge.

Sanders was taken into custody without further incident.

When he is arraigned in Boston Municipal Court, he is expected to face charges including carrying a loaded weapon while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, carrying a weapon without a permit, and possession of ammunition without an FID card.