Boston Police report they chased a speeding vehicle through neighborhood streets before blocking the car in at the Morton Street rotary.
Police report on their blog that the vehicle was doing about 45 mph in a nearby residential area when members of the gang unit saw it about 10:40 p.m. on Tuesday. The cops turned on the blue light on their cruiser and the vehicle sped away, police say.
Police claim that because the windows of the car were down when they stopped it and that they were familiar with the people inside, they searched to see if anything had been thrown out of the vehicle during the chase. They allegedly found two loaded guns along the route.
Police arrested the three occupants of the car, all of whom live in Boston.
The two passengers, Devonne McDonald-Jones, 18, and a 17-year-old juvenile, were charged with carrying a loaded firearm and unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition. The driver, Jordan Searcy, 19, was charged with the above offenses plus operating a vehicle without authority and refusal to submit to a police officer.
The Morton Street rotary, where the chase ended, is at one extreme of the Casey Arborway project. Once finished, the roundabout will become a signalized intersection.