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Gunman misses target in brazen Brockton shooting

Discussion in 'New England' started by kwflatbed, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Marc Vasconcellos/The Enterprise
    Brockton police search an area on Green Street where a gun was found behind a house Wednesday after a shooting suspect fled the area.

    By Elaine Allegrini
    The Enterprise
    Posted Feb 28, 2008 @ 06:44 AM
    Last update Feb 28, 2008 @ 08:43 AM

    Police are seeking the lone gunman who fired shots at an unidentified man on Green Street Wednesday afternoon.
    No injuries were reported in the shooting, which occurred shortly after 3 p.m.
    Officer Stanley David was on cruiser patrol in the area when he heard gunshots, Lt. John Crowley, chief of detectives, said.
    “He observed a black male firing a firearm and another black male,” Crowley said. “He ordered the male to drop the weapon and gave chase through backyards. He lost him at Pleasant and Hereford streets.”
    Police recovered the gun, believed to be a semi-automatic, in that area, along with an undisclosed number of shell casings. The neighborhood is just west of Main and North Main streets.
    Andrew Keenan, 26, said he was inside his house in the area when he heard gunshots.
    “The cop comes into the parking lot and the guy tries to take another shot,” Keenan said.
    Police officers and a state police dog converged on the area in search of the suspect while a state police helicopter patrolled from the air.

  2. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Suspect identified in Green Street gunfire

    Authorities say the 18-year-old man had a large-capacity firearm in his possession in the Wednesday afternoon incident.

    By Elaine Allegrini
    Posted Feb 29, 2008 @ 02:55 AM

    Police have an arrest warrant for a local man they say fired shots on Green Street on Wednesday afternoon.
    Leon Shelby, 18, is wanted on attempted murder and firearms charges after firing multiple shots at a man shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday, Lt. John Crowley, chief of detectives, said Thursday.
    “Officers are familiar with him,” Crowley said.
    The intended target of Wednesday’s shooting was not injured and police have not identified him.
    Officer Stanley David was patrolling the area when he heard the shots fired.
    He observed the shooter, then chased the suspect through backyards on Green Street onto Pleasant Street before losing sight of him.
    In searching the area, police found the gun they said Shelby was using. Crowley said the 9mm semi-automatic had a large-capacity clip, one that held more than 10 rounds of ammunition.
    Shelby is wanted on charges of assault with intent to murder with a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number and illegal possession of a large-capacity firearm.
    In July, police told The Enterprise that Shelby is a close friend of Robert Jacobs, 18, a suspect picked up last summer and charged in the February 2006 shooting death of Jared Rogers, who was 15 and a sophomore at Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School in Easton at the time of his death.
    Police are asking anyone with information about the suspect or his whereabouts to call detectives at 508-941-0234.
  3. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Shooting suspect caught

    By Maureen Boyle
    Posted Mar 07, 2008 @ 11:15 PM

    After more than a week on the run, the 18-year-old man accused of trying to shoot someone on Green Street is in custody.
    Leon Shelby turned himself in for arraignment in Brockton District Court on Friday.
    “We hit every house he was staying at,” said Lt. John Crowley, chief of detectives. “He was running out of places to hide.”
    Shelby was wanted on attempted murder and firearms charges stemming from a Feb. 20 shooting incident behind a Green Street house near Warren Avenue. The target of the shooting was not hit.
    Police earlier this week converged on an area of North Main and Prospect streets after receiving reports that he was in that area.
  4. New Hire

    New Hire MassCops Member

    It's always nice to see my former DYS clients doing so well as they get older...makes you proud, you know?

  5. justanotherparatrooper

    justanotherparatrooper Pissin' in liberals cheerio's for 40 years :) Staff Member

    "He's a good kid. give you the shirt off his back...and was just turnin' his life around"

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