Officer Michael Daigle, who came to Lowell Police from Marblehead Police on a lateral transfer about a year ago, was on a walking patrol route in Lower Centralville about 1:53 a.m., Sunday, when he saw a fight in front of the C-Spot Bar & Grill at Coburn Street and Lakeview Avenue.
Police say Daigle broke up the fight, and then broke up another scuffle further up Coburn Street as other officers arrived.
Daigle then saw two men running from West L Street onto Coburn Street, and one of the men appeared to reach behind his back and pull out an object that Daigle believed was a gun. Police say Daigle recognized the man as someone involved in the previous fight.
Lisa Redmond filed this photo of Ross (on the right) at his arraignment on Monday.
Daigle ordered the man to stop, and the man turned and fled up Coburn Street, tossing an object into a yard as he ran, according to police.
Daigle caught the man near Coburn and West Sixth streets, and identified him as Abdiel Ross, 29, who has no known address.
Police say that when officers searched the yard where Daigle saw Ross throw an item, they recovered a .380 caliber handgun that was loaded with four rounds, including a round the chamber.
Ross was charged with carrying a loaded firearm, possession of a firearm with an altered ID during a felony, unlawfully carrying a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, disturbing the peace while armed, and assault with a dangerous weapon (firearm).
He was held over the weekend and will be arraigned Monday.
As for what I think about people having guns and fighting at this particular intersection: I’ve written about such things before, back in 2006. You tell me whether it’s a good idea.
Glad that gun is off the streets.
UPDATE: Lisa Redmond snapped the photo of Ross at his arraignment today that’s posted above. Ross is at right in the picture. He was ordered held on $4,000 cash. His attorney, Jeffrey Higgins, requested lower bail and argued that Ross was “overcharged.”