Worcester man arrested after shot fired in Canal District
July 21, 2017
WORCESTER — A city man is facing weapons charges after a shot was fired early Friday morning on Harrison Street.
Police were alerted to the gunshot by the city’s ShotSpotter gunfire detector at 1:50 a.m. It indicated a weapon discharge near 24 Harrison St. in the city’s Canal District. When they arrived, they were told that a man carrying a silver pistol had run down Harding Street. They stopped 19-year-old Koshmien Hampton-Mills of 501 Plantation St. As they approached him, they said, he reached into his right-hand pants pocket. When police drew their weapons, he fled west on Harding Street. Two officers tackled him and and found a loaded silver handgun underneath him. The gun had been stolen in New York in 2006.
Mr. Hampton-Mills was charged with discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, carrying a loaded firearm without a license, carrying a dangerous weapon, possession of ammunition without a firearms identification card, resisting arrest and possession of a stolen firearm.