Boston police took two illegal guns off the street in less than 12 hours and arrested two suspects, officials said.
At about 9:30 p.m. Thursday, officers spotted a man they thought had a gun near Quincy Street and Columbia Road in Dorchester. When they approached him, he grabbed his waistband, police said.
The officers ordered the man to the ground, but he refused and ran from them. Police caught the man after a brief chase and saw him throw a loaded .32-caliber Forehand Arms revolver with five live rounds into bushes nearby, police said.
They arrested Kevin Depina, 24, of Dorchester and charged him with carrying a loaded firearm on a public way, unlawful possession of a firearm, and unlawful possession of ammunition, police said.
At about 4:19 a.m. Friday, officers executed a search warrant on Wayland Street in Dorchester. They found and seized a loaded Rossi .38-caliber special revolver with five live rounds of ammunition.
They arrested Kaamil Reese, 19, of Dorchester and charged him with unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.
So far, Boston police have seized 311 illegal guns this year.Jacqueline Tempera can be reached at email@example.com. Follow her on twitter @jacktemp