A Malden man is facing several gun-related charges after police responded to the Harvard Street Park area on reports of shots fired early Tuesday morning.
Vanna Em, 24, of 200 Harvard St. Apt. 1, Malden, was arrested and charged with carrying a firearm without a license to carry, possession of a firearm with no firearm ID card, carrying a loaded firearm with no license, unlawful possession of a large capacity magazine and unlawful possession of ammunition, according to police.
Shortly before 3 a.m., officers responded to the area of Harvard Street Park for multiple calls of shots being fired, according to a Malden police press statement. An officer who happened to be patrolling in the area was first on scene and observed people fleeing the area, according to the statement.
The officer saw a man who was standing on the front porch of a home and quickly went inside, slamming the door behind him, according to Det. Lt. Marc Gatcomb.
Several other units responded and set up a perimeter in the area as a further call was received to police of an individual with a gun, according to Gatcomb. Units were able to conduct their investigation and effectively detain the suspect, later identified as Em, involved without injury, according to the statement.
"We got another call from a woman who was very upset, screaming that her son was drunk and had a gun," Gatcomb said. "Officers at the scene were able to secure the residence and eventually subdue (Em)."
The investigation resulted in the recovery of an automatic firearm from inside a residence, reads the statement. Em was subsequently charged with numerous firearms related offenses, adds the statement.
Gatcomb declined to comment further, saying the investigation is ongoing.