**Media Release**
To: Media Outlets
From: Jason R. Wood, Chief of Police
Subject: Tuesday July 14, 2020 - Shooting Incident Update

On Wednesday July 15, 2020, North Adams Police Detectives secured an arrest warrant for a fifteen (15) year old juvenile in the connection with the Tuesday, July 14, shooting on River Street. The warrant was successfully executed in North Adams in the late afternoon without incident.

The juvenile was transported to the North Adams Police Department for processing and booking then transported to a juvenile detention center in Worcester MA. The suspect is scheduled to appear in Central Berkshire Juvenile Court in Pittsfield, MA to be arraigned on the following charges:

1.) ASSAULT WITH INTENT TO MURDER
2.) ASSAULT & BATTERY ON A PERSON OVER 60 YEARS OLD; WITH SERIOUS BODILY INJURY

The investigation is still active and specific details need to be withheld as not to compromise the case. The 62-year-old male victim remains hospitalized but his condition is reported to have improved substantially.

I would like to thank the North Adams Police Detective Unit, North Adams Police Patrol Division, as well as the Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s Office for the hard work and dedication put into this case.

Again, if anyone has further information to provide, please contact Detective Sergeant Brad Vivori at 413-664-4944.

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