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17 Year Old Arrested in Methuen After Shooting ~ Spits in Officers Mouth

By: Tom Duggan – 5-27-17|8:45pm

METHUEN POLICEMethuen police were called to Tenny St. late Saturday afternoon for reports of a disturbance, which sources say led police to an address on Annis St. 

There, police found a 16 year old with a gunshot wound to his shouler. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and transported to Tufts. He is in stable condition. 

Methuen police searched the home and conducted a search but have not yet been able to locate the weapon. 

Valley Patriot sources say that three juveniles were playing around with a gun in the bedroom of the Annis St. home when it accidentally went off. 

One juvenile, (17 years old) is under arrest and being charged with possession of a firearm without a license, possession of ammunition, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, and assault and battery on two police officers. 

The Juvenile was charged with assault and battery after spitting in the mouth of a police Lieutenant and then spitting at a patrol officer during the booking process. Sources say that all three juveniles involved were “extremely uncooperative”.

The Valley Patriot has also learned that the juvenile under arrest was arrested last September when he punched a Methuen Resource Officer in the face after being caught trying to steal a bike. He was charged with assault and battery for that incident as well. 

The Juvenile will be arraigned in Lawrence District Court on Tuesday. 

Methuen officials would not comment on the record about the incident. 

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Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a #1 Best Selling Author, Host of the Paying Attention Radio Program on WCAP in Lowell, lectures on media bias and police issues, is a former Lawrence School Committeeman, former political director for Mass. Citizens Alliance, and a 1990 Police Survivor. You can email your comments to valleypatriot@aol.com.

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6 Responses to 17 Year Old Arrested in Methuen After Shooting ~ Spits in Officers Mouth

  1. Lucy lynn Reply

    May 28, 2017 at 8:54 AM

    OMG lock that one up too late for them nothing is going to change them how sad I pray fir yall

  2. Lou Reply

    May 29, 2017 at 10:59 AM

    Name….we need a name….

    • Oh gosh Reply

      May 29, 2017 at 7:49 PM

      He’s a juvi and by law they can’t release that information. It’s illegal for the justice system to do so with this type of offense. If the judge finds that he will be tried as an adult then his name will be revealed in the case.

  3. Youngsta B Reply

    May 30, 2017 at 6:16 AM

    I know thme bitxh nikkas names

  4. Cheryl Reply

    May 30, 2017 at 5:23 PM

    The problem is the judges set them free to quick .. The parents dont care that their kid out running the streets stealing .killing. Drugs …Wake up parents of kids that are still young .. Teach them respect
    That would be a start .smh

  5. Dawn Reply

    May 31, 2017 at 8:28 PM

    God help us. This is the worst gen of Kids. No damn respect. Their parents should be punished too.

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