For Immediate Release: 8/3/2017 10:31 am
Worcester, MA (August 3, 2017) – WPD detectives continue to work on the July 23rd shooting incident that occurred in the area of 56 Great Brook Valley Avenue. A 25-year-old male was shot in the chest and was initially listed in critical condition. His condition has since been upgraded and is expected to survive.
During the investigations it was learned that several male suspects shot the victim from inside a vehicle and then drove off. The suspect vehicle was located a couple days later and processed.
Investigators were able to identify one of the suspects from within the vehicle. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for a 17-year-old male juvenile.
On Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at approximately 12:39 PM, detectives located the male at his residence and placed the male under arrest. There were several people within the apartment. A brief search of the apartment to secure those within discovered a firearm in one of the bedrooms. The juvenile was placed under arrest and charged with Possession of a Firearm without an FID Card, Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card, Accessory after the Fact (armed assault with intent to murder) and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.
Detectives informed the occupants that the apartment was to be secured while officers obtain a search warrant. At approximately 4:30 PM, investigators obtained and executed the search warrant. The search produced a .380 handgun with one round in the chamber, a plastic baggie containing marijuana, a cell phone and a digital scale.
This investigation continues to move forward. Investigators are working on the identities of the other occupants that were in the suspect vehicle, This investigation is ongoing, if anyone has information about this incident they can 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.
Original Press release:
WPD Detectives Investigate Great Brook Valley Shooting
Worcester, MA (July 23, 2017) – On Sunday July 23rd at about 7:12 PM, police were dispatched to the area of Great Brook Valley Ave for a report of a male outside with a gunshot wound to the chest. Upon arrival, responding officers saw a large group surrounding the victim, who was lying in the roadway. The victim was a twenty-five-year-old Worcester man who was bleeding heavily from the chest from an apparent gunshot wound.
Officers on scene rendered first aid until the ambulance arrived. The male was transported to the hospital and is currently being treated. Detectives are in the early stages of their investigation.
This investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information about this incident they can 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.