Joseph Solomon, Chief of Police
Quinn Public Safety Building
90 Hampshire St.
Methuen, MA 01844
For Immediate Release
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Methuen Police Arrest Suspect Following Weekend Shooting
METHUEN – Mayor James P. Jajuga and Chief Joseph Solomon report that the Methuen Police Department arrested a suspect in connection with the weekend shooting of a local teen.
A 17-YEAR-OLD MALE FROM HAVERHILL was arrested Wednesday in Haverhill. The suspect is being held on a $500,000 bail.
The arrest resulted from a coordinated investigative effort involving Methuen Police detectives, the Haverhill Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section.
“I want to thank everyone who contributed to this investigation, which resulted in a dangerous individual being taken into custody,” Chief Solomon said. “I would like to especially commend the detectives who worked tirelessly around the clock to bring this case to a resolution so quickly.”
At approximately 12:15 p.m. Sunday June 2, Methuen Police responded to a report that a man had been pushed out of a motor vehicle on Davis Road. Upon arrival, police discovered a 17-year-old Methuen male had suffered a single gunshot wound to his upper body. The teen has been identified as a Methuen High School student.
An initial investigation has indicated that the teen was shot at an unknown location and driven to Davis Road before he was pushed out of the vehicle.
“This kind of violence has no place in our community,” Mayor Jajuga said. “I’m grateful for the Methuen detectives and their colleagues from the state police and Haverhill, who were able to work closely to resolve this especially troubling case.”
These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.