Shots Fired 05/17/15

Type:  Community Alerts  

On Sunday, May 17, 2015, at approximately 4:30AM, the Canton Police Department received a 911 call. The caller reported that he had been traveling on Route 128N and when he exited the highway onto Route 138 South a vehicle pulled alongside his and fired several shots. Additional shots were also fired as the vehicles traveled on Washington Street. Although the victims car was struck at least five times, no one was injured.


Police Departments along the route were notified and as a result, the Mansfield Police Department was able to stop the suspect's vehicle on Route 106. Subsequently Yancy Williams (27 years of age of Boston) Louis Whitehead (35 years of age of Boston) and Arthur Williams (37 years of ago of Randolph) were placed under arrest and charged with armed assault with the intent to murder and multiple firearm charges.


The detectives from the Canton and Mansfield Police Departments are in the process of interviewing both the suspects and the victims. Canton and Quincy K9 Officers are conducting searches for the weapon used and other additional forensic evidence. The Massachusetts State Police Crime Scene Services Unit is also providing valuable support processing the vehicles involved


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