On Wednesday, July 15, North Adams Police officers made an arrest in connection with the shooting on River Street in North Adams on Tuesday, July 14.

The suspect, a juvenile, was held in a correctional facility in Worcester Wednesday evening prior to arraignment in Central Berkshire Juvenile Court on Thursday, July 16. Because the suspect is a juvenile no further information is being released at this time.

The shooting victim, a 62-year old male continues to receive treatment at Albany Medical Center for his injury.

North Adams Mayor Tom Bernard said

I want to commend the North Adams Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police and detective assigned to the Berkshire District Attorney’s office for their thorough and professional response to this shooting. The police officers and detectives involved in the investigation responded quickly to understand the details of the case, to ensure there was no further risk to public safety related to the shooting incident, and to pursue evidence and leads resulting in the apprehension of a suspect. Any crime or act of violence in our community is one too many, and I appreciate the efforts and commitment of our officers to protect public safety. The investigation is ongoing and this part of the case will now move to the courts where the charges against the suspect will be presented and considered in order to pursue justice for the victim as well as for our community. Finally, I want to commend the work of North Adams Police Officer Stephanie Mirante who provided lifesaving treatment to the victim at the crime scene.

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