A Roxbury man is facing multiple gun-related charges after police say he fired a gun near Emerald Court and Shawmut Avenue in the South End on Saturday morning and then hid the firearm under a traffic drum.
Jamaal Gross-Christie, 20, is charged with assault with intent to murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a residence, according to Boston police.
Officers were called to the scene for a report of shots fired around 8:08 a.m. and found Gross-Christie in Ringgold Park.
“The male suspect was wearing a dry, white undershirt which was unusual due to the inclement weather conditions at the time of the incident,” police said.
When police found the gun under the traffic drum, they also found what they said was the suspect’s sweatshirt.
The gun was found in the “lock back position,” police said, noting that this means it had been fired.