Two Connecticut men were arrested Sunday on gun charges after one of the suspects robbed a moped from a victim in Jamaica Plain.
In a bizarre turn of events, the other Connecticut man was subsequently arrested when he turned up at District E-13 police station requesting for the gun that was confiscated in the robbery, claiming it was his.
The incident happened just before 2 a.m. on Sunday morning when officers in Jamaica Plain responded to a radio call for a person with a gun in the area of Lamartine Street and Mozart Street.
While rushing to the address officers received information from Boston Police Operations that the unknown male suspect had displayed a firearm to a victim, before demanding the victim’s moped.
The victim told police the suspect took the moped and fled the area. The victim ran from the scene and called the police.
As additional officers arrived in the area, they saw a male matching the description of the suspect stopped at the gas station at 3055 Washington Street.
The male was standing next to a blue moped, which matched the description of the one stolen from the victim. Officers approached the male at the gas station and inside of the scooter’s seat officers located a Smith & Wesson MP Shield 9mm firearm loaded with seven rounds of ammunition.
The male was immediately taken into custody. The firearm was determined to be reported stolen out of Stratford, Connecticut.
Officers arrested Christopher Jamison, 35, of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Jamison was arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Subsequent Offense, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Receiving Stolen Property. During the booking process officers discovered two pills determined to be ecstasy as well as an undisclosed amount of US Currency. Jamison faces an additional charge of Possession of Class A Drugs.
As the suspect was being booked, another male from Connecticut entered the police station and told officers that he was there to retrieve his firearm. The second male stated he had purchased the firearm in Connecticut and that he had misplaced it after a party in Mattapan.
In a surprising turn of events, the male did not possess an active License to Carry and was subsequently taken into custody.
Officers arrested Rodney Looney, 52, of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Looney was arraigned in Roxbury District Court on Charges of Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.