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Boston Police arrest two suspects on gun charges

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.

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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 Follow her on twitter @jacktemp
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