Actor faces multiple charges after gun fight
“High School Musical” star Justin Martin has been arrested after a shootout with police, the Boston Police Department said Wednesday.
Martin, whose credits also include “Eye Candy,” “Cold Case” and “Blue Bloods,” faces charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm and two counts of assault by means of a dangerous weapon.
According to police, at about 10:16 p.m. on Tuesday, officers were patrolling in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston when they heard gunfire erupt and observed Martin running down the street with a gun in his hand.
Police pursued the 21-year-old actor after he pointed the gun at them. At the time a second suspect began to fire multiple shots at the officers.
Martin was fired upon but not struck, police said. After taking the actor to the ground, they recovered a loaded .22-caliber handgun.
A second suspect, described as a juvenile male, approached the police while carrying a loaded .25-caliber handgun, and was subdued and taken into custody.
It’s unclear whether the juvenile is the same suspect who fired on police.
A spokeswoman for Martin has not yet responded to TheWrap‘s request for comment.
Martin was arraigned on Wednesday, local TV station WHDH reports. Martin played Donny Dion in the third “High School Musical” movie “Senior Year.”