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Boston police make 2 separate arrests for carrying loaded, unlicensed guns within half-hour

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.

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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 laney.ruckstuhl@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @laneyruckstuhl.