By Jim Clark
Police responded to a report of a group of men running behind a Gilman St. residence Monday night, reportedly involved in a confrontation where a firearm was used to make threats.
According to reports, four men had surrounded a car on Gilman St. and were threatening the occupants with a gun.
One of the alleged assailants reportedly insisted that a woman – his sister, according to witness accounts – get out of the car. At one point it is alleged that one of the suspects pointed a gun at the driver and said, “Let’s end them now.”
After allegedly damaging the vehicle by striking it, the driver pulled away and drove off towards Pearl St., and the four men in turn began chasing the car and eventually cut through a resident’s back yard and hopped a fence, then proceeded along MBTA train tracks.
As police cordoned off the area and began a search for the four men, an officer spotted three men walking through an overgrown area and ordered them to stop. One man, James Flint, 20, was apprehended at that time, but the others continued to flee.
Another man, Keith Francey, 21, was apprehended as he approached McGrath Highway. He reportedly resisted attempts to arrest him and had to be pepper sprayed in order to get him restrained.
A third suspect, Cody Domings, 21, identified as the man who threatened the victim with a gun, was later found at his residence. Domings’ family reportedly denied that he was in the house, but they were eventually persuaded to go inside and coax him out, whereupon he was placed under arrest.
A search of the area near the train tracks conducted by Somerville and Everett police, aided by a K9 unit, yielded a 22. caliber pistol hidden in the brush near the tracks.
Police reports indicate that the gun was loaded with one round of ammunition, and that identifying serial marks had been disfigured, making an immediate match to an owner unavailable at the time.
Police further reported that none of the men apprehended were licensed to carry a firearm or ammunition.
Numerous charges have been filed, including carrying a firearm with ammunition, malicious destruction of property over $250, trespassing, defacing a firearm serial number, carrying a firearm without a license, possession of ammunition without a FID card, assault with a dangerous weapon, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest.