For Immediate Release: 3/23/2013 12:23 pm
Worcester, MA (March 23, 2013) - On Saturday, March 23, 2013, at approximately 2:25 AM, Worcester Police responded to the area of 973 Main Street for a report of shots fired. Officers arrived at the scene and were informed that two vehicles were observed leaving the area, one being a silver Toyota. The Toyota was being driven by a black male wearing an orange vest and a purple hat with another male passenger inside. According to witnesses, a single shot was heard and the Toyota and another unknown vehicle were seen leaving the area immediately after the shot was fired.
Several police officers responded to this area. One officer drove his cruiser to nearby McDonald’s to check the parking lot for the Toyota. Within minutes of the reported call the Toyota was spotted entering the McDonalds parking lot. The cruiser followed the Toyota into the lot. At this time the driver exited the vehicle. The driver was wearing an orange vest and a purple hat.
Several officers responded to the parking lot. The driver was identified as Tameiko Milligan, 21-years-old of 1 Orne Street, Worcester. A passenger was removed from the vehicle; he was identified as James Freeman IV, 21-years-old of 3 Wabash Avenue, Worcester.
A loaded .22 caliber semi-automatic handgun was discovered in the center console of the Toyota. Mr. Milligan was placed under arrest and charged with Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition without an FID Card, Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License and Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle. Mr. Freeman was placed under arrest and charged with Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition without an FID Card and Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License. A search of Mr. Freeman produced a single .22 caliber bullet in his pant pocket.
Both men were transported to police headquarters for booking. Both will be arraigned at the Worcester County District Courthouse on Monday, March 25, 2013.
To date, there appears to be no victims with regard to this incident. Local hospitals were checked with negative results. Police continue to work on identifying the second motor vehicle. 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.