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Two men allegedly tossed guns during Dorchester car chase

Two Boston men are facing charges after allegedly tossing two guns and ammunition from their car windows while leading police on a high-speed chase through Dorchester early Saturday morning.

Rickie Thompson, 29, of Mattapan and Lino Cook, 22, of Dorchester are to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of possession of a loaded gun, unlawful possession of a gun, and unlawful possession of ammunition, Boston police said today in a statement.

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Officers attempted to stop the car, which did not have a valid inspection sticker, on Boyden Street and Woodrow Avenue at 1:34 a.m. after allegedly seeing the car driving through a stop sign without stopping, the statement said.

Police activated their sirens and lights and began pursuing Thompson and Cook to perform the traffic stop. The suspects’ car began to increase its speed and allegedly ran through several stop lights and stop signs.

Officers allegedly saw objects being thrown from the passenger side of the speeding car after it passed the intersection of Harvard and Radcliffe streets.

Thompson and Cook eventually stopped their car on Carmen Street, and were arrested.

Officers saw that the rear passenger’s side window was rolled down, and a search of the area where objects were seen being thrown uncovered the guns and ammunition, police said.

Catalina Gaitan can be reached at catalina.gaitan@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter at @catalina_gaitan.
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