Police recently arrested a Brookline after he unintentionally shot a 15-year-old girl while firing “indiscriminately” into a large crowd of people. The 20-year-old suspect is facing several charges including simple assault with a deadly weapon, carrying a firearm without a license, discharging a firearm into an occupied structure, and two counts of reckless endangerment of another person. According to police reports, the shooting took place just after 1am in Brookline. Between 50 and 100 young adults were leaving a party at a house on Bellaire Avenue when a fight broke out between a number of the party’s attendees.
It was at this point that the suspect pulled out a gun and began firing randomly into the crowd. The 15-year-old victim was hit in the shoulder and subsequently taken to a nearby hospital where she was treated and released. Another bullet hit a nearby house, however, where a family of five – including three small children – was sleeping. There were no injuries at that location.
In such a chaotic situation, one involving up to one hundred witnesses or more, it is almost certain that there will be dozens of testimonials – all giving a slightly different version of events. This is one reason that large witness pools can be difficult for the prosecution: they tend to conflict on even the most basic details.
This is why it is extremely important to contact a Criminal Lawyer immediately upon your arrest. Most Criminal Lawyers work with investigators that will help gather statements, video surveillance and other evidence that may disappear or change drastically over time.
If you or someone you love are facing criminal charges or seriously injured in an accident, contact Attorney Frank Walker immediately at 412-315-7441, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for aggressive and experienced Criminal Defense or Representation in a Civil Case.