Police: Officers found loaded gun after traffic stop, foot chase

Police say the gun was reported stolen from Miami in 2017.

Following a traffic stop and foot chase on Saturday night, police arrested a Boston man on gun charges and traffic violations, according to a statement from Boston police.

Miles McKinney, 22, was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition without a license, carrying a loaded firearm without a license, receiving stolen property, unlicensed operation, defective equipment, and having a license plate not illuminated.

According to police, officers were on patrol around 10:19 p.m. near Harvard and Wales streets, when they saw a vehicle with a broken tail light.

They stopped the car and asked the driver, later identified as McKinney, for a license, but McKinney could only provide a learner’s permit, according to the statement.


Police say they saw McKinney make several quick movements to the area underneath his seat, and advised him multiple times to keep his hands visible.

Fearing the presence of a weapon, officers told McKinney to step out of the vehicle, according to the statement.

Police say McKinney then tried to place the car in gear and flee the scene, but was unsuccessful, so he tried to flee on foot.

Following a foot chase, officers captured McKinney without further incident, according to police.

During a search of the car, police say they discovered a fanny pack under the driver’s seat containing a gun reported stolen from Miami in 2017.

Police identified the firearm as a Springfield XD-S 45 caliber, found with one round in the chamber and six rounds in the magazine.

McKinney is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.


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