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South End Man Charged with Showing Gun, Assault on Police

A Harrison Avenue resident was charged with allegedly threatening a victim with a gun on Perry Street.

Boston Police arrested a South End man for allegedly threatening another man with a gun on Monday afternoon.

Police said that Keith Studmire of 444 Harrison Avenue walked up to a victim and showed him a handgun tucked in to his waistband at 2 p.m. on Monday.

The victim told police he had been working in the area, near the parking lot of 500 Harrison Avenue. He said the suspect displayed the handgun, then followed him as he ran to the parking lot security guard to get help. 

According to reports, officers located Studmire, who fit the description of the suspect, on Perry Street and ordered him to show them his hands. Studmire had his hands near his waistband, according to the police report. Officers drew their service weapons. Studmire reportedly asked the officers "if they were carrying Glocks" and asked if they were loaded. The officers repeatedly demanded that he show them his hands. He finally did and was placed in handcuffs, police said. Upon frisking Studmire, officers found no weapon.

The victim then identified Studmire as the man who threatend him. As officers arrested Studmire, he allegedly spat on them. 

Studmire was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and two counts of assault and battery on police officers. However, the officers were unable to locate a handgun in the area or on the suspect. A ballistic detecting canine was called in, but the search proved to be unsuccessful. 

Information in this article was supplied by the Boston Police Department. Any charges mentioned do not indicate a conviction.

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