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Posted on: January 17, 2019

Suspect in Last Friday's Shooting in Custody

A suspect in the shooting that seriously injured a 16-year old girl in Lawrence last Friday is in custody.

Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the Essex County District Attorney’s Office and members of the Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section arrested Jose L. Rivera, 36, of Lawrence in Dorchester last  evening.  He is charged with 3 counts of armed assault to murder, assault & battery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm with 2 prior violent/drug crimes.  He will be arraigned in Lawrence District Court today.  The investigation was conducted by Lawrence Police Detectives and Massachusetts  State Police Detectives assigned to the Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett's Office. The 16-year old female victim remains in a Boston hospital.

As always Chief Roy Vasque is grateful for the partnership with the  Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the Essex County District Attorney’s Office and members of the Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section that brings violent individuals such as this to justice.

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