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