At about 5:10PM on Wednesday, August 04, 2021, officers assigned to Distinct E-13 (Jamaica Plain) made an on-site firearm arrest of Michael Van Rader, 22, of Boston in the area of Centre Street and Parker Street.
While patrolling the area, officers observed a male wearing a fanny pack that seemed to be weighted down around his chest. As officers approached the male, later identified as Van Rader, he quickly pulled the fanny pack under his arm and fled on foot. After a short foot pursuit, officers were able to stop Van Rader and recovered a loaded Kahr 9mm handgun. The firearm was loaded with one round in the chamber and seven rounds in the magazine.
Mr. Van Rader was placed under arrest and charged with; Unlawful Possession of Firearm Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way and Resisting Arrest. He is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.