Boston Police get two loaded guns off the street after a traffic stop

Boston Police get two loaded guns off the street after a traffic stop

ROXBURY, Mass. — Boston Police in Roxbury arrested two men on firearm charges after a traffic stop around 1:56 a.m. on Saturday.

Officers stopped the car in the area of Ruggles and Leon Street for a red-light violation, and as they approached the car to talk to the driver, he sped off.

Officers called for assistance, and shortly after, they found the car had crashed into a pole at the intersection of Huntington Ave and Calumet Street. They saw Zion Ford, 20, of Hyde Park, remove an unknown object from the driver's area of the car and put it in his waistband before running off.

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At the same time, Amani Perkins, 20, of Mattapan, was seen picking up an unknown object from the backseat of the car before dropping it and running off.

Police pursued and found both men, placing them in custody on Huntington Ave. Officers recovered a loaded 9mm Glock 17 handgun from Ford's waistband and a loaded .40 caliber Glock 23 handgun inside the car.

Ford and Perkins will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and carrying a loaded firearm.