Moises Casado, 19, was arrested for dumping a gun in a Revere backyard after fleeing from a traffic stop, Massachusetts State Police said. (Massachusetts State Police)
REVERE — A Chelsea teenager was arrested for allegedly tossing a gun after a foot chase in Revere on Monday night.
Moises Casado, 19, was arrested for dumping a gun in a Revere backyard after fleeing from a traffic stop,Massachusetts State Police officials said Tuesday.
Troopers David Strong and Scott Quigley chased Casado through several backyards and caught him behind a Beach Street home shortly after 9:30 p.m. Monday, police said.
Moments earlier, Casado had jumped out of the rear passenger door of a 2015 GMC Acadia SUV that Strong and Quigley had pulled behind on Shirley Avenue, police said. As Casado took off running, the troopers saw a black handgun in his right hand and started chasing him, police said.
The troopers chased Casado down Shirley and Walden avenues, running through backyards and jumping fences while repeatedly ordering him to stop and drop the weapon, police said. Casado ignored the orders and continued running behind homes on Beach Street, police said.
The troopers briefly lost visual contact with Casado behind 623 Beach St., but regained sight of him while crossing Beach Street. By that point, Casado no longer was holding the gun, police said. The troopers eventually stopped him behind 626 Beach St., where he was ordered to the ground and taken into custody.
A snub-nosed .38-caliber handgun with six rounds of ammunition was found lying in a parking lot at 623 Beach St., police said.
Casado was charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, gun possession without a license, and unlawful possession of ammo. It wasn’t immediately known if he has a lawyer.
Meanwhile, the SUV that police initially pulled behind fled the scene after Casado exited the vehicle, police said.