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Dorchester teenager charged after allegedly being found with loaded gun

A Dorchester teenager has pleaded not guilty to charges that he was found with a loaded firearm, the Suffolk district attorney’s office said Friday.

At his arraignment Tuesday in Dorchester Juvenile Court, the 17-year-old was charged with delinquency in the unlawful possession of a firearm, the unlawful possession of ammunition, unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm, and receiving stolen property, prosecutors said.

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Police officers near Norwell and Carmen streets Monday saw the teenager standing on a stoop, talking on a cellphone, and clutching his waist, said the office of District Attorney Daniel F. Conley.

A car pulled up near the juvenile and he allegedly gestured for the vehicle to go around to the back of the building.

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As it did, officers saw the teenager duck down, adjust something, and follow the car, said the district attorney’s office.

When officers went to the back of the building, they allegedly found the teenager sitting in the back seat of the car smoking marijuana. He was with a 32-year-old man officers recognized from a previous shooting, the statement said.

Officers removed the teenager from the car and searched him. They allegedly found a Ruger LCR .38-caliber revolver loaded with five rounds of ammunition.

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The teenager was arrested, and police later allegedly found a loose round of ammunition in his pocket. A search using the firearm’s serial number found that it had been reported stolen out of Westfield, the district attorney’s office said.

The teenager is being held on $5,000 cash bail. He is to return to court Feb. 24, said Conley’s office.

Jacqueline Tempera can be reached at jacqueline.tempera @globe.com.
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