Gun Arrest after Shots Fired in JP

Police arrested a South Boston man and charged him with illegal gun possession after responding to a call of shots fired on Heath Street in Jamaica Plain.

On Tuesday, March 30 members of the Boston Police  Youth Violence Strike Force arrested 23-year-old Reymundo Ortiz of South Boston after responding to a call for shots fired in the area of 123 Heath St. .

The incident occurred at 11 p.m. on the above date when officers from Jamaica Plain’s E-13 station were on patrol near the Bromley-Heath Housing Development when they heard the sound of gunfire in close proximity.

The officers located numerous spent shell casings and observed ballistic damage to three motor vehicles as well as one nearby residence.

As additional responding officers units began to canvas the area they observed the suspect, later identified as Ortiz, fleeing the scene on foot. Officers observed what appeared to be an unknown heavy object concealed beneath the front of his hooded sweatshirt.

Officers stopped Ortiz in the area of 70 Parker Hill Avenue and performed a pat frisk, which led to the recovery of a 9mm handgun from the suspect’s waistband. Officers noted that the 17-round magazine was completely empty.

The suspect was placed in custody without incident and was arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device.

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