The Boston Police Department reports that officers patrolling the area where two teens were shot on Wednesday stopped a car on Thursday that had been reported stolen and arrested the driver for the loaded guns they say he had, then arrested two more people they say tried to interfere with the arrest.
Police report the officers stopped the car around 5:40 p.m. outside 27 Ellington St. around 5:40 p.m. on Thursday, the day after two teens were shot around the corner on Michigan Avenue.
"As the officers approached to speak with the operator, later identified as Malik Knight, 21, of Dorchester, he attempted to exit the vehicle at which time, the officers immediately observed a firearm in plain view on the driver’s seat," police said in a statement. "The weapon was later determined to be a loaded 9mm Smith and Wesson M&P handgun. At this time, a violent struggle ensued as the officers attempted to gain control of the suspect. "
Police said they later recovered a second gun, a loaded Springfield XD handgun, from a backpack Knight was wearing at the time.
Police added that a gun-sniffing dog found a third loaded gun, a loaded .25 caliber Lorcin handgun, near where a group of people had been standing as the traffic stop began.
Police said that as officers struggled with Knight, "several individuals who had been standing nearby came towards the officers in an attempt to interfere with their arrest. "
Officers arrested two of them, Emoni Eason-Robinson, 21, of Dorchester and a Dorchester teen, at 17 too young to be identified, police said.
Malik was charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm - 2nd and subsequent - unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm, possession of a large-capacity feeding device, receiving stolen property and resisting arrest, police said.
Eason-Robinson was charged with assaulting a police officer and interfering with a police officer. The teen was charged with the juvenile equivalents of those crimes, police said.