The Boston Police Department reports arresting three men on gun charges after, police say, one of them aimed both an SUV and a loaded gun at pursuing officers.
Police say officers were out looking for a particular guy with outstanding gun warrants shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday when they spotted him leave 28 Woodruff Way and get into a Ford Explorer. They followed the SUV as it went down Gallivan towards Neponset.
Police say: "The vehicle initially stopped in the McDonald's parking lot at the corner of Gallivan Blvd and Granite Avenue.
"As officers activated their emergency lights and siren and began to exit their vehicles, the suspects sped from the parking lot nearly striking the officers, who had to jump out of the path of the suspects’ vehicle. Officers pursued the vehicle as it swerved and maneuvered with no regard for ongoing traffic and subsequently knocking over a traffic signal pole at the intersection of Gallivan Blvd. and Adams Street. The vehicle finally came to a stop in the middle of the street in front of 930 Washington St. and all three occupants jumped from the vehicle and fled on foot."
Police say the driver, Daniel Murphy-Wilkins, 30, of Roxbury, ran up Washington to Codman Hill Avenue, with officers in pursuit and yelling "Boston Police Stop!"
"During this foot pursuit, suspect Murphy-Wilkins turned towards the officers with a firearm in his hand and pointed it directly at the officers. Officers caught up with Murphy-Wilkins and a violent struggle ensued ending with the suspect in custody and his firearm recovered. A loaded silver colored Smith & Wesson .38 was taken from the suspect."
Other officers were able to round up Tony Evans, 24, of Mattapan - the guy the cops were initially after - and Tony Harris, 25, of Everett, police say, adding that after their arrests, police retraced their pursuit and found "a Jimenez Arms 9MM with a large capacity magazine attached."
Murphy-Wilkins was charged with refusal to submit, assault by means of a dangerous weapon - the SUV - malicious destruction of property, assault by means of a dangerous weapon - gun - unlawful possession of a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm on a public way, unlawful possession of ammunition and resisting arrest.
Harris was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm on a public way, unlawful possession of ammunition, possession of a large-capacity feeding device and being a level-3 armed career criminal,.
Evans was charged with resisting arrest, unlawful possession of ammunition , possession of a large-capacity feeding device and being a level-3 armed career criminal.