A Quincy man is facing gun charges after he stashed a loaded firearm in a bush in Boston on Saturday night, Suffolk County prosecutors said today.
John Murrett, 26, allegedly stowed his legally-owned gun in a bush on Tremont Street after security at a nearby nightclub barred him from entering while carrying the weapon, the office of District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. When Murrett returned to the makeshift cache, the gun was gone.
According to Conley spokesman Jake Wark, Murrett is “entitled to have the firearm under his control outside of home or work,” but the law prohibits storing a gun “in any place unless such weapon is secured in a locked container or equipped with a tamper-resistant mechanical lock or other safety device, properly engaged so as to render such weapon inoperable by any person other than the owner or other lawfully authorized user.”
Murrett was to be arraigned at Boston Municipal Court this morning on charges of improper storage of a firearm. The result of his arraignment was not immediately known.