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Police: 13-year-old boy caught driving through Boston with loaded gun on Fourth of July

BOSTON — Police arrested a 13-year-old boy after he was caught driving through Boston with a loaded gun on the Fourth of July, authorities announced Tuesday.

Officers on patrol in the area of 144 Columbia Road queried a license plate shortly before midnight and determined that the registration information did not match the vehicle, according to the Boston Police Department.

Police say the officers tried to stop the driver but he refused to pull over and drove away at a slow rate of speed.

When officers eventually apprehended the teen, they noticed a loaded .380 Ruger fall from his leg, according to police.

The suspect is slated to be arraigned on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, operation of a motor vehicle without a license, attached registration plates, operating unregistered motor vehicle, and refusal to stop for a police officer.

An investigation remains ongoing.

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