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Police Arrest Man for Loaded Gun; Witness Videos Arrest, Says Cops Ambushed Suspect

Last updated on October 6, 2019

Boston Police arrested a man with a loaded gun, who a witness said was just walking down a Jamaica Plain street and minding his own business. The witness video recorded the ensuing struggle that occurred after police allegedly tried to perform a pat frisk.

BPD District E-13 Drug Control Unit officers arrested Osagie Mastin, 24, of Dorchester on Friday, Oct. 4 at 7:43 pm during an investigation in the area of 150 Boylston St., according to Mastin was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, assault and battery on a police officer, and resisting arrest. Police allegedly recovered a loaded .380 caliber Hi-Point model CF380 handgun that fell to the ground during the struggle. Mastin will be appearing at the West Roxbury District Court.

Police said they saw Mastin “displaying clear indications” that he had a gun. They approached him, attempted to perform a pat frisk and a struggle ensued.

But Simon Perdue said he didn’t see the arrest as the BPD described how it happened. Perdue tweeted the following video of the arrest.

Perdue tweeted that he thought Mastin was not reaching for a gun, that nothing was dropped, and “…CERTAINLY not a gun like the police claimed.”

He added that despite seeing the entire incident, BPD didn’t ask him and whomever he was with for an account of what they saw.

Tweeters then chimed in with their opinions of Perdue’s video.

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