Berkshire Ave. Shooting Suspects Facing Assault, Intimidation Charges
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Police have released the names of two suspects accused of being involved in a Monday afternoon shooting.
At 5:19 p.m. Monday, police received a 911 call for a report of shots fired near Bay Street and Berkshire Avenue.
When officers arrived, Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that they found a 19-year-old woman suffering from a gunshot wound to her left thigh.
Delaney notes that the victim, who had been involved in an earlier altercation on William Sands Jr. Road, was waiting for the 5:15 p.m. bus when two suspects who were also involved in that altercation, approached the group at the bus stop.
One of the men allegedly pulled out a handgun and shot at the group, hitting the victim.
While first aid was being administered to the victim, “police officers on-scene got plenty of help from many witnesses who gave full descriptions of the two shooters,” Delaney says, adding that the two men were seen running towards 29 William Sands Jr. Road.
Police located the two suspects, identified by police as 26-year-old Tarell Dewbury and 29-Jacques “Jack” Toles, at the William Sands Jr. Road address, and Delaney says that witnesses and victims were able to positively identify the pair as those allegedly involved in the shooting.
“The public and witnesses were outstanding in this arrest. Without their cooperation and assistance this arrest might not have been made and two armed and dangerous suspects could still be on the street,” Delaney adds.
Dewbury and Toles are facing several charges including two counts with assault with intent to murder, assault by means of a firearm, and intimidating a witness.
While executing a search warrant on the apartment, officers found a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun inside a closet.
Arraignment is set for Tuesday in Springfield District Court.