For Immediate Release: 7/10/2020 8:58 pm
On July 10th, 2020 at about 2:50 PM, a Worcester Police officer was working an off-duty detail assignment in the area of Hope Ave when he heard multiple gunshots and saw two juvenile males running. The officer believed he saw a firearm in the waistband of one of the males, and he called out on the radio for backup.
After a foot pursuit involving the off-duty officer and another officer who arrived to assist, both of the juvenile males were taken into custody by the two officers. Each juvenile possessed a handgun.
At around the same as these foot pursuits were happening, a Worcester man was dropped off at an area hospital and treated for what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The Detective Bureau responded to investigate and located a crime scene. Both juveniles were placed under arrest and are facing serious firearms charges.
This investigation is ongoing. If you have information about this incident, please send an anonymous text to 274637 TIPWPD + your message or send an anonymous web based message at worcesterma.gov/police. Calls can also be made to the Worcester Police Detective Bureau at (508) 799-8651.