Quincy police arrest suspect in non-fatal shooting

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QUINCY — Quincy Police Department detectives have swiftly apprehended a suspect in connection with a non-fatal shooting that took place in the Wollaston neighborhood early on Feb. 16.

Officers were called to the intersection of Elm Avenue and Marlboro Street at approximately 3:09 a.m. where they found a male victim with a gunshot wound that was not life-threatening.

The victim received immediate medical attention and was taken to a local Boston hospital.

Following an intensive investigation, detectives arrested a man from Lowell on the evening of Feb. 16.

The suspect faces multiple charges, including armed assault with intent to murder, possession of ammunition without a Firearms Identification Card, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, illegal possession of ammunition, and possession with intent to distribute Class A and Class B substances.

Quincy Police Chief Mark P. Kennedy praised the department’s quick response and thorough investigation.

He assured the community, particularly residents of the Wollaston area, that the shooting was an isolated event and there is no further danger to the public.

Authorities are encouraging anyone with additional information to come forward and assist the investigation by contacting the Quincy Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation at (617) 479-1212.

The accused is currently being held at Quincy Police Headquarters and is expected to face arraignment in Quincy District Court on Tuesday, Feb. 20.

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