Joseph Solomon, Chief of Police
Quinn Public Safety Building
90 Hampshire St.
Methuen, MA 01844
For Immediate Release
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Methuen Police Arrest Suspect Involved in Shooting
METHUEN — Chief Joseph Solomon reports that the Methuen Police Department arrested a male juvenile allegedly involved in a shooting earlier today.
A 17-YEAR-OLD MALE JUVENILE, OF METHUEN, is charged with:
- Possession of a Firearm Without a License
- Possession of Ammunition
- Discharging a Firearm Within 500 Feet of a Dwelling
- Assault and Battery on a Police Officer
At approximately 4:30 p.m., Methuen Police responded to a home on Annis Street after receiving a report that a shooting had occurred at the residence.
Upon arrival, police learned that three juveniles were handling a gun when a 16-year-old male juvenile was shot in the shoulder, allegedly by the 17-YEAR-OLD JUVENILE. The victim was taken to a Boston hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
As a result of the investigation, the 17-YEAR-OLD JUVENILE was placed under arrest at his home. During booking, he assaulted two police officers. The suspect is currently being held on $5,000 cash bail at the Methuen Police Department.
The incident remains under investigation by the Methuen Police Department, which is currently working with a K-9 unit to locate the firearm.
These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.