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Police Arrest 3, Recover Illegal Firearm in Charlestown

One suspect attacked officers when they tried to take him into custody.

Boston Police officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an arrest and recovered an illegal firearm in the area of 73 O'Reilly Way in Charlestown Tuesday afternoon. 

Officers arrested three Charlestown residents: Consuela Ferguson, 33, a 16-year-old juvenile male and a 13-year-old juvenile male. Ferguson is charged with Resisting Arrest and two counts of A&B on a police officer. The 16-year-old juvenile is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Resisting Arrest, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and two counts of A&B on a police officer. The 13-year-old juvenile is charged with Resisting Arrest and two counts of A&B on a police officer.

While officers were patrolling the area near Charlestown High School following a stabbing earlier in the day, officers saw an individual matching the description of one of those involved in the initial incident.

Boston Police said when officers approached the individual, he fled. A foot pursuie followed where they noticed the suspect was holding his waist as if he was holding a heavy object in his waistband.  

The suspect was met by another male at the rear entrance to 73 O’Reilly Way and the second individual slammed the door on officers in an effort to prevent them from entering the building. Officers were able to enter, went up several flights of stairs and saw the suspect slam a metallic object on the window sill.

The suspect refused to get on the ground when told to do so by police and a violent struggle followed in which the second suspect attacked officers as they attempted to place the first suspect into custody. At this time an apartment door opened and a female exited, the female began screaming at officers. The female suspect then began grabbing at the officers arms in an effort to free the suspects. Following the struggle, officers were able to place all three individuals into custody. A canvas of the area allowed officers to locate a loaded firearm with a round in the chamber.


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