• Police: South Boston man arrested for unlicensed semi-automatic weapon, ammo


    BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – Police seized a semiautomatic mini-rifle and four dozen rounds of ammunition from a South Boston man who did not have a license to possess either.

    Alexis Laboy, 24, was arraigned on Wednesday for unlawful possession of a Calico M-100 and 48 rounds of .22 caliber ammunition. A judge set bail at $20,000 cash.

    Police received a call around 8:20 p.m. on Tuesday from a tipster who stated that there was a man with a gun who had exited a green Lexus and entered a black Dodge Durango near the intersection of Father Songin Way and Kemp Street.

    The Durango left the scene with both men inside. The man with the gun was described as being in his 30s, standing about 5'11" tall, and having a medium build.

    Police responded to the scene and found the Lexus, but were unable to locate the Durango.

    Officers and detectives took up covert positions in the area.

    Laboy reportedly returned to the vehicle and lifted the car's hatchback to rummage through a large bag.

    Officers approached the suspect who reportedly reached inside the left upper side of his jacket despite the officers' orders to place his hands by his side.

    One detective moved to secure Laboy and immediately felt a long, heavy object inside. The object, which was tossed away from Laboy, later turned out to be the Calico M-100 with its shoulder stock removed.

    The firearm was partially wrapped in a plastic shopping bag within which was a second bag containing the ammunition.

    Laboy was taken into custody and is scheduled to return to court on Jan. 29.

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