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.

 

 

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