East Boston Police Officers Recover Stolen AK-47


At about 6:38 PM on Sunday February, 21, 2021, officers assigned to District A-7 (East Boston) made an onsite firearm related arrest after responding to a call for shots fired in the area of 186 Havre Street in East Boston. When officers arrived on scene they were pelted with snowballs by a male subject inside a fourth floor apartment, following the snowballs, the officers went to the apartment in question. While entering the residence they observed an unsecured AK-47 rifle and a 12-gauge shotgun and in plain view. Additionally they also located a 9mm Taurus handgun. Although the suspect did have a valid firearms license, the AK-47 was found to have been reported stolen. The suspect who had been identified as Richard Chuilli, 30-years-old of East Boston, was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Discharging a Firearm within 500 feet of a Dwelling, Assault by Means and Improper Storage of a Firearm.