Boston police officers seized two unlicensed guns in Dorchester in two separate incidents within a half hour early Wednesday morning, police said.
The first arrest occurred during a traffic stop just after 3 a.m. near 9 Washington St,., Boston police said in a statement. Officers discovered a loaded .45 caliber Taurus PT145 Millennium Pro handgun in the suspect’s car, police said.
Robert Perez, 20, of Roxbury, was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm, and possession of a large-capacity feeding device.
Around 3:28 a.m., another firearm arrest was made after officers responded to a report of shots fired in the area of 414 Columbia Road, police said. Officers spotted a man fleeing the scene and stopped him. Police said they discovered a .45 caliber Smith & Wesson M&P Shield handgun on his person and placed him under arrest.
Manuel Negron, 23, of Mattapan, was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and carrying a loaded firearm.Laney Ruckstuhl can be reached at email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter @laneyruckstuhl.