A Randolph, Massachusetts man was arrested Friday after police say he was found with a loaded gun near a Boston park where a back-to-school backpack giveaway event was taking place.
Boston police responded to reports of shots fired near Almont Park in Boston's Mattapan neighborhood around 8:30p.m. on Friday, where multiple children and families were participating in a back-to-school backpack giveaway.
According to police, officers approached a large group in a private parking lot on Orlando Street where they found a man inside the rear passenger seat of a car with all of its windows open.
Police say the man, whom they've identified as 38-year-old Garfield Williams, of Randolph, began walking away as officers approached. According to police, officers found a loaded gun wrapped in a piece of clothing and protruding from underneath the rear seat.
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Williams was arrested and is facing multiple firearm possession charges. He is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court. It is unclear if he has an attorney.