Suspect arrested and loaded gun recovered after battle in Boston

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – At around 2:03 a.m. on Sunday, October 10, 2021, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) arrested Lesedi Melato, 22, of Weymouth on firearms charges after responding to a call had responded to a fight in the area from 60 Homestead Street in Roxbury.

Upon arrival, the officers observed a group of men and women quarreling outside the apartment building. When he saw the officers approach, the suspect moved away from the group and then ran off in a full sprint.

The officers followed the suspect on foot and took him into custody, whereupon they found a 9mm pistol that the suspect had thrown away while trying to escape. The suspect is due to appear in Roxbury District Court for illicit possession of a firearm, illicit possession of ammunition and carrying a loaded firearm.

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