Randolph police arrest man accused of opening fire during fight over car sale

RANDOLPH, MASS. (WHDH) - An Andover man accused of opening fire on someone during an argument over a car sale in Randolph on Monday is facing an attempted murder charge, police say.

Officers responding to a report of shots fired in the area of 625 South Main St. about 4 p.m. arrested Erolw Pope-Foster, 25, after they determined he had fired two shots during a dispute with another man, according to Randolph police.

A revolver found wrapped in a rag under a nearby truck was recovered at the scene and was seized as evidence, police say.

The victim, a Woburn man, said he met Pope-Foster through a smartphone application and they began to argue over the price of the car before an altercation broke out.

The victim said Pope-Foster pulled out a handgun and fired it twice, missing him.

Pope-Foster is facing charges including armed assault to murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, carrying a loaded firearm without a license, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling.

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