Teen Facing Multiple Weapons Charges After Shots Fired in Boston

A Pawtucket, Rhode Island teenager was arrested Tuesday afternoon in Boston, Massachusetts on multiple weapons charges, according to police.

Officers on patrol in the area of Logan and Gavin Ways heard what appeared to be gunshots at about 5:30 p.m. They then said they saw a teenager with a gun in his hand, pointing it across the street.

Police said the teen began running toward the officers while attempting to conceal the gun in his waistband. Officers ordered the teen to drop the gun while drawing their own weapons.

The teen, identified as Jeffry Ventura, 18, stopped at a parked car then placed his gun on the hood of a nearby car, complying with officer's orders.

Police recovered a loaded gun and took Ventura into custody without further incident.

Ventura was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling.

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said he continues to applaud his officers in 'potentially life-threatening situations.'

"The officers and detectives at this incident were faced with an intense scene, but thanks to their training and quick thinking, the incident was quickly and professionally handled," said Evans in a statement.

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