A Somerville man who has been convicted once on illegal gun possession is facing new allegations following an extensive chase through Roxbury that ended with his arrest – and the recovery of two handguns.
A police officer stopped at a red light Wednesday night heard two gunshots while at the intersection of Melnea Cass Boulevard and Tremont Street. Seconds later, the officer spotted a suspect in a gray hoodie and jeans run toward Brook Marshall Way and get in a black Honda Accord, police said.
The driver put the car in gear and sped off, with police in pursuit. Police said the officer chased the vehicle from Brook Marshall to Ruggles Street to Dewitt Drive to Madison Park Court to Shawmut Avenue to Malcolm X Boulevard to Tremont Street to Prentiss Street and to Albert Street, where the car came to a stop.
People in the car jumped out, and after a brief chase, police arrested Demetrius Aaron, 18, of Dorchester for being a disorderly person.
Police, however, did not stop the chase. Police followed the driver on foot and allegedly saw him holding his waist area as he ran. When the suspect ran past a trash Dumpster, the man allegedly was seen dumping objects inside, followed by the sound of metal striking metal.
Officers later found a .22-caliber revolver and a .32-caliber revolver in the dumpster.
Police continued their pursuit and discovered Girold GrandPierrre, 25, on the roof of an Annunciation Road building. He was arrested on multiple charges including two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm.
Both Aaron and GrandPierre were due in court today.
According to Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office, Aaron was free on $2,500 cash bail following his arrest in Downtown Crossing on assault and battery charges. Aaron pleaded not guilty in that case.
GrandPierre was convicted of gun possession in the Suffolk County Gun Court in 2007 and sentenced to 2 1/2 years imprisonment following a illegal possession of firearm conviction.
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