Scott A. Dumas, Police Chief
477 Haverhill Street
Rowley, MA 01969
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Rowley Police Arrest Suspect Involved in Shooting Near Shopping Center
ROWLEY – Police Chief Scott A. Dumas reports that the suspect involved in the shooting of a teenage male over the weekend turned himself in to the Rowley Police Department today.
A 16-YEAR-OLD MALE FROM ROWLEY turned himself in at 7:35 p.m. He is charged with:
- Assault with Intent to Murder-Armed-Firearm
- Assault with Intent to Murder
- Assault and Battery by a Firearm
- Assault by a Firearm
- Firearm, Discharge within 500 feet of a Dwelling
- Firearm, Carrying without a License
The Rowley teenager is being held at a juvenile detention facility pending his arraignment tomorrow morning. His bail was set at $500,000.
On Sunday, May 1, police received a call at 5:15 p.m. for a report of shots fired in the woods behind a shopping plaza located at 225 Newburyport Turnpike. Officers arrived within minutes and began to search the area.
Shortly afterward, a male party came into the Rowley Police Station reporting that he had been shot at in that vicinity. Minutes later, officers on scene were approached by an 18-year-old male who reported that he had been shot once in the leg.
The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was treated and released.
Chief Dumas would like to recognize the diligence and hard work of Rowley Police Detective Matthew Ziev. Additionally, the Chief would like to thank and commend the interagency cooperation and assistance from the Ipswich, Georgetown, Amesbury, Merrimac, Peabody, Salem and Raymond, New Hampshire Police Departments, along with the Massachusetts State Police, which offered vital assistance during the investigation.
“Without their collective assistance and vigilance we may not have been able to conclude this matter so quickly,” Chief Dumas said. “We are thankful that the suspect turned himself in to police peacefully and that he will be held accountable for his actions.