High School Musical 3 Star Justin Martin Arrested After Shootout With Boston Cops

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Former High School Musical 3 star arrested

Justin Martin, 21, who starred alongside Zac Efron in High School Musical 3, was involved in a gunfight with police on Tuesday night.

A Boston Police Department officer approached Martin and another male, after seeing one of the men carrying a handgun.


At around 10:15 p.m. on Tuesday, the officer approached the two men as they took off running.

Martin reportedly turned around and pointed his weapon at the officer but did not fire, while the second suspect began shooting at police.

Police returned fire, but thankfully no one was hurt.

Officers managed to catch up to Martin and they found a .22 caliber pistol.

The second weapon was taken from the second suspect, a juvenile, who walked up to officers with the gun while they were arresting Martin.

Justin Martin was booked for unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and carrying a loaded firearm, and two counts of assault by means of a dangerous weapon.

Actor Justin Martin arrested by Boston Police officers

Martin’s mother stated she would try to bail him out after his court appearance Wednesday morning.

Following his arraignment, Martin plead not guilty to all counts; his bail was set at $35,000.

The young actor has more than 20 film credits to his name, including playing Denzel Washington’s son in the 2012 Oscar nominated Flight.

Justin Martin with Denzel Washington in Flight
Martin also played the younger version of Jamie Foxx in 2009’s The Soloist, for which he learned to play the cello.

He has appeared in episodes of Malcolm In The Middle, Judging Amy, Blue Bloods, but one of his most recognizable roles was as one of the new Wildcat sophomores, Donnie Dion, in High School Musical 3: Senior Year.

Justin Martin in High School Musical 3 with Zac Efron

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Images: Instagram/Twitter/HS 3

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