Justin Martin, High School Musical 3 Actor, Arrested After Shoot-Out With Cops — Details

High School Musical 3 star Justin Martin
Justin Martin arrested after engaging in shoot-out with Boston police officers Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images

High School Musical 3 star Justin Martin was arrested on Tuesday, July 14, after engaging in a shoot-out with Boston police officers.

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According to the Boston Police Department, Zac Efron’s former costar, 21, was observed running down the street in Dorchester with a gun in his hand. After police chased him down, Martin turned and pointed the gun at the police while a second suspect began to fire multiple times.

The release notes that officers fired at Martin but did not strike him. After getting Martin to the ground, officers recovered a loaded .22 caliber handgun. While police placed him in custody, the second unidentified male approached the officers with a loaded .25 caliber handgun. He was later detained and placed in custody.

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Justin Martin on High School Musical 3 Walt Disney Co/Courtesy Everett Collection

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Both Martin and the second suspect have been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and carrying a loaded firearm. Additionally, the actor will be charged with two counts of assault by means of a dangerous weapon.

It’s unclear what initiated the shoot-out. Martin’s mother told TMZ she will attempt to bail her son out after his court appearance Wednesday, July 15.

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In addition to High School Musical 3, Martin, who resides in Georgia, also appeared alongside Denzel Washington in 2012’s Flight.

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