Gunshots fired, police chase follows

On January 8, 2013, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

The suspect's car reportedly struck a curb at Powder House Blvd. and Leonard St., where the occupants exited the vehicle and fled on foot.

The suspect’s car reportedly struck a curb at Powder House Blvd. and Leonard St., where the occupants exited the vehicle and fled on foot. ~Photo by Bobbie Toner

By Jim Clark

 

Police responded to reports of gunshots being fired on Gilman St. Monday night.


As police units arrived, officers were informed that the suspects, including one who had allegedly fired a gun, had fled the area by car, headed towards Broadway.

A Somerville police unit reportedly spotted a vehicle matching the description provided by witnesses and began following it. The suspect’s car then accelerated and a chase into Medford and then back into Somerville ensued.

At one point, the suspect’s car reportedly struck a curb at Powder House Blvd. and Leonard St., where the occupants exited  the vehicle and fled on foot.

A search of the area was conducted by Somerville Police, with the assistance of Medford Police and Massachusetts State Police. K-9 units from Somerville and State police were also utilized in the search.

Three suspects, one a juvenile, were reportedly found hiding in various outdoor locations throughout the neighborhood.

They were taken into custody, along with a loaded firearm that one of the suspects reportedly led police officers to.

Avis Medrano, 23, Alexis Gonzalez, 20, and a juvenile, 15, all of Charlestown, have been charged with Carrying a firearm without a license, possession of ammunition without a FID card, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building.

 

 

10 Responses to “Gunshots fired, police chase follows”

  1. Cooper says:

    Ah good old Somerville,Ma….You can yuppie it up all you want but Like Whitey said put a fence around the whole city and give everyone 5-10…

  2. Philadelphia Collins says:

    I agree with him, except in fewer words because words make me sleeeepppyyyy~

  3. Ron Newman says:

    The people who did this are from Charlestown, not Somerville.

  4. j. connelly says:

    1st… another great job by the Somerville Police Department, though they are undermanned/womanned, they still get the job done.

    Ah Yes! The famous quote by the famous “Somerville Criminal”. Though he was most likely referring to his elite fellow mobsters and probably SOME of those elected officials.

    The honest citizens in Somerville should not have firearms, instead they should be given bazookas and missles to aid in protecting themselves should the PD be tied up. It will also be a cost saving factor as it will eliminate the need for “affordable housing” for the criminals.

  5. Steve Keenan says:

    Great work by all involved! God bless our protectors.

  6. Glad I got out of Somerville…

  7. Gald you left says:

    Ginny, we too are glad you left.

  8. Ray Spitzer says:

    Ginny, right, now you can enjoy the safety and quiet of Charlestown.

  9. Derek says:

    We’re probably glad too Ginny.

  10. MarketMan says:

    Ron: yes, but I have a feeling that there are some Somerville residents/loiterers/businessmen are not just innocenent bystanders.

    The gunshots were in E Somerville, which I think that means that some E Somerville residents (or *ahem* businessmen) may try to get revenge. That revenge may take place outside of Somerville, but that still involves Somerville.

    Or this was an act of revenge. Either way it involves Somerville.

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