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At about 7:10 pm on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, Officers assigned to District D4 (South End/Back Bay) responded to a radio call for a person with a gun at 345 Harrison Avenue, Boston, and made an onsite firearm arrest of Vincent Carrington, 27, of Boston.

Prior to the officer’s arrival, they were advised that a male wearing a camouflage-style vest was at the above location claiming to be on military business and that he had a firearm on him.  Upon arrival, officers spoke to the 911 callers at the above location and they directed them to Carrington who was seated in the above location. Officers approached Carrington, and upon seeing officers stated that he had a firearm on him and he was licensed to carry.  Carrington was placed in handcuffs for Officer’s safety and an un-holstered, loaded firearm, was removed from his waistband.  When Officers demanded Carrington’s license to carry, he stated that his DD-214, military service discharge paperwork, was in his back pocket and that he was part of a military police unit and did not need a license to carry.  Carrington was taken into custody without further incident.

The firearm was determined to be a Hi-Point 9mm) loaded with one (1) round of ammunition in the chamber, nine (9) rounds of ammunition in the magazine, and a second magazine loaded with nine (9) rounds of ammunition was recovered from Carrington’s person.  Additionally, it was determined that the camouflage vest that Carrington was wearing was a ballistic vest.

Carrington is to be charged with Carrying a Firearm without a License, Possession of Ammunition, and Use of Body Armor in the Commission of a Felony.

Carrington is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court.