LYNN, MASS. (WHDH) - Massachusetts State Police say a 23-year-old suspect wanted for a shooting in Lynn that caused a neighborhood and schools to shelter in place has been arrested.
Authorities announced that Anthony Gutierrez was taken into custody by the MSP’s Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section in Salem on Monday.
The Essex County District Attorney’s office in a statement said Gutierrez was arraigned in Lynn District Court after his arrest. Gutierrez was then held pending a dangerousness hearing currently scheduled for Sept. 25, according to the DA’s office.
Gutierrez has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, carrying a loaded firearm without a license, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building and illegal possession of ammunition without an FID card, the DA’s office said.
State police said Gutierrez was wanted following a shooting that occurred on Wednesday, Sept. 13, in the area of Commercial Street.
The shooting occurred around 11:30 a.m. and led to an extensive investigation, with state and local police closing off large portions of the neighborhood.
A nearby security camera caught the moment shots rang out, showing a black car first pulling over on Commercial Street near Neptune Street and a man frantically getting out of the car’s passenger side before running into a convenience store.
Meanwhile, a gunman could be seen getting out of the driver’s side of the vehicle and walking over to the other side of the car before opening fire, firing multiple shots at a white Toyota Camry that then drove off.
Police said the passenger who ran from the car was later arrested while the shooting suspect was able to flee the scene on foot, leading to authorities issuing a shelter-in-place alert that lasted for several hours.
Authorities later identified the suspect as Gutierrez and issued photos of the individual, asking for the public’s assistance in locating him.
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