RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department is investigating after shots were fired at a vehicle and a man was stabbed late Saturday evening.
Police received a 911 call for a reported stabbing at 11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20. Police and emergency medical professionals located a 30-year-old Boston man in a vehicle near 84 North Main St. He was suffering from a wound to his upper back.
First responders initially believed that the wound was a gunshot wound, because there were five fresh-looking bullet holes in the vehicle. However, it was later confirmed that the victim was stabbed. The victim was transported by ambulance to Boston Medical Center with injuries that are considered serious but not believed to be life-threatening.
Investigators found what was determined to be the primary crime scene approximately 1/4 mile away on Nelson Drive. Mutual aid, including police from Braintree and a K-9 unit from Weymouth arrived to assist with the investigation. Soon afterward, the Weymouth Police K-9 tracked a suspect hiding in a pile of snow in a nearby wooded area.
The suspect, a 28-year-old Boston man, was uncooperative with police and attempted to hide from the K-9. Officers found a semi-automatic firearm in his possession as he was being taken into custody. The firearm, an unregistered 9mm, was seized.
The suspect was taken to Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton for treatment for exposure to the elements and for treatment for a dog bite to his leg that he received while trying to elude the K-9.
The suspect’s name is not being released at this time, pending the issuance of a criminal complaint. He will likely face numerous charges including Armed Assault with Intent to Murder and multiple gun charges, as the suspect does not possess a license to carry firearms
The incident is being actively investigated by the Randolph Police Department.
Multiple shell casings were located on Nelson Drive, and police have collected evidence from the crime scene.
At this time, police do not believe there is any active danger to the community, and the incident does not appear to be random in nature.