Teen charged with firing gun during chase

October 7, 2011
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A Jamaica Plain youth was held on $100,000 bail after being charged with firing an unlicensed handgun while being chased by police last month.

According to a press release, Boston Police were in the area of Academy Homes in Jackson Square at midday Sept. 9 when they saw Tyre Wade, 19, touching the area around his waistband.

After being approached by police, Wade allegedly ran away from police. While being chased, Wade allegedly removed a gun from his waistband and fired a shot before tossing the gun into a parking lot.

Wade was arraigned on a nine-count complaint charging him with unlawful possession of a semiautomatic weapon, among other offenses. In light of a 2009 conviction for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, for which he served two years in jail, Wade was charged as a level 1 armed career criminal.

Wade is also barred from returning to the area in which he was arrested, bordered by Columbus Avenue, Washington Street, Marcella Street and Highland Street.

From press materials.