For Immediate Release: 7/21/2017 2:21 pm
Worcester, MA (July 21, 2017) – On Friday July 21st, 2017 at about 3:30 AM, a Worcester police officer was driving west on Madison St when he observed a Silver Volvo in the right travel lane in front of the Shell gas station. The vehicle was unoccupied and both passenger side doors were open. The officer saw four males near the Shell station in what appeared to be a heated verbal dispute. When these males saw the officer, three of them immediately headed back to their parked car. As the three males entered the car, one of them yelled insults at their antagonist by the Shell station.
At this time, the officer pulled behind the Volvo to stop the vehicle and speak with the operator about leaving the car unattended in traffic. When the officer activated his blue lights and attempted to stop the vehicle, the operator placed the car in drive and rolled for about thirty feet before placing it in park. The front and rear passenger side doors opened and the two male occupants fled on foot in a full sprint through traffic and the Shell parking lot. It was immediately apparent that both males were running in a strange way with their hands in their waistbands, as if to keep something from falling. The officer chased them and broadcast over the radio that he was in a foot pursuit.
The officer caught up with one of the males, later identified as Katrel Waller, twenty-years-old of 3 Travis St. The officer saw that Mr. Waller had a dark object in his hand. As the officer brought him to the ground, Mr. Waller threw the object, which turned out to be a dark green handgun with the hammer locked back and in firing position. A loaded magazine, which had apparently been discharged from the weapon when they struck the ground, was located about ten feet from the firearm. Mr. Waller is charged with Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, Possession of Ammunition without an FID card, Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct.
Shortly after Mr. Waller was placed under arrest, officers were able to locate the driver of the vehicle, who had also fled on foot. A check of CJIS revealed that Terence Graves, twenty-six-years-old of 102 Plantation St, did not have a license to operate a motor vehicle. He was placed under arrest for Disorderly Conduct, Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, and Failure to Stop for Police.
After the two males were placed under arrest, a white Audi pulled up directly behind the police cruiser and a male, later identified as Angel Rosario, twenty-two-years-old of 11 Foster Street, exited the vehicle. He began yelling and trying to speak with the males in custody. Officers asked him several times to move his vehicle and stop interfering with the arrest, but he refused. He continued yelling at the officers, refusing to move, and creating a disturbance to the customers walking in and out of the Shell gas station. He was placed under arrest and charged with Disorderly Conduct, Disturbing the Peace, and Interfering with a Police Officer. All three males will be arraigned in Worcester District Court.