For Immediate Release: 3/7/2012 8:12 pm
Worcester, MA (March 7, 2012) - On Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at approximately 9:15 AM Worcester Detectives along with the Shooting Response Team received information that the suspect of the Cambridge Street Shooting was due in court for a meeting with his probation officer. At that time, investigators went to the Worcester County District Court House and located Carlos Ruiz in his probation officer’s office and placed under arrest.
On Sunday, March 4, 2012 at approximately 2:15 AM Worcester Police responded to 237 Cambridge Street for a report of gunshots being fired. Information obtained at the scene was that a 17 year old male was shot in the lower leg as he was entering a friend’s car. The car with the victim drove off and took the victim to a local hospital.
Information obtained during the investigation lead to the identity of Mr. Ruiz as the shooter. Ruiz, 18 years old of 1041 Main Street, Worcester was charged with Discharging a Firearm within 500' of a Dwelling, Aggravated Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon with the Intent to Inflict Serious Bodily Injury, Armed Assault with Intent to Murder, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition without an FID Card, Carrying a Firearm without a License and Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License.
Mr. Ruiz was transported to the Worcester Police Detective Bureau and processed. Mr. Ruiz was being held on $50,000 cash bail. He will be arraigned at the Worcester County District Court House on Thursday, March 8, 2012.