Suspect Factors Gun at Officers Leading to 5 Arrests and 5 Recovered Firearms in East Boston — bpdnews.com


About 11:00pm on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, members of the Youth Violence Strike Power recovered (5) firearms and positioned (5) people beneath arrest for firearm associated fees within the space of the Maverick Touchdown Housing Growth in East Boston.

Whereas stopped in site visitors on London Road, the officers noticed a bunch of males congregating within the walkway space of 23 London Road. The officers then noticed as one of many males, later recognized as Erick Mariona, 20, from Brockton, began strolling in direction of the cruiser. As Mariona bought nearer to the cruiser, the officers noticed a firearm in his proper hand. He continued strolling in direction of the cruiser, then stopped and raised the firearm pointing it immediately on the officers. The officers instantly exited their cruiser and ordered Mariona to drop the gun. Mariona turned and commenced working down an alleyway in direction of Havre Road. The officers pursued him down the alleyway, which was lined in snow. As Mariona reached the tip of the alleyway, he turned in direction of the officers and raised the firearm of their path, a second time. Mariona then slipped on the snow and fell to the bottom, the place the officers had been capable of apprehend him and get better a firearm. The firearm, a 9mm, was loaded with (10) rounds of ammunition within the journal and (1) spherical within the chamber.

Extra officers on scene stopped the 4 people Mariona was with, and carried out a pat frisk of all 4. One of many officers on scene approached a pile of snow that was in shut proximity to the the place the group was standing, and instantly noticed the handles of two black firearms within the snow pile. The primary firearm recovered from the snow, a Springfield Armory 9mm, was loaded with (12) rounds of ammunition within the journal and (1) spherical within the chamber. The second firearm recovered was a Taurus PT709 Cal 9mm, which was loaded with (5) rounds of ammunition within the journal and (1) spherical within the chamber, and had an obliterated serial quantity.

Additional investigation into the snow pile revealed two further firearms. The third firearm recovered from the snow was a Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm, which was loaded with (11) rounds of ammunition within the journal and (1) spherical within the chamber in addition to having an obliterated serial quantity. A fourth firearm, which was buried additional down within the snow pile, was additionally recovered. The firearm, a SCCY CPX-Z 9mm, contained a (9) rounds of ammunition within the journal and (1) spherical within the chamber.

A complete of 5 people had been positioned beneath arrest, and a complete of 5 firearms had been recovered from the scene.

Erick Mariona, 20, from Brockton, was arrested and charged with Assault by Technique of a Harmful Weapon (Gun), Illegal Possession of a Firearm, and Illegal Possession of Ammunition.

Maurice Nunez, 25, from Boston, was arrested and charged with Illegal Possession of a Firearm and Illegal Possession of Ammunition.

Deandre Clark, 21, from Brockton, was arrested and charged with Illegal Possession of a Firearm and Illegal Possession of Ammunition.

Henry Smith, 21, from Chelsea, was arrested and charged with Illegal Possession of a Firearm and Illegal Possession of Ammunition.

All four suspects are anticipated to be arraigned in East Boston District Court docket.

A 13-year-old from East Boston was positioned beneath arrest and charged with Delinquent to wit: Illegal Possession of a Firearm and Delinquent to wit: Illegal Possession of Ammunition. This particular person is predicted to be arraigned in Boston Juvenile Court docket.