Teen arraigned on firearms charges after Sunday’s shooting in Everett

EVERETT, Mass. — A 19-year-old was arraigned Wednesday on firearms charges in connection to a shooting in Everett on Sunday, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said in a statement Wednesday.

Bryan Jean Louis, 19 of Everett, was ordered held without bail during his arraignment pending a dangerousness hearing on July 26.

He is charged with possession of a firearm, possession of a loaded firearm, attempted assault and battery by firearm and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling in connection with allegedly shooting at a man and woman in a vehicle that was traveling in the area of Shute Street and Russell Place in Everett on July 18.

On Sunday morning, Everett Police received multiple calls of shots fired in the area of Shute Street and Russell Place. Upon arrival, a witness reported seeing a blue Honda Civic and a man on foot leaving the scene.

A subsequent investigation found that the suspect, later identified as Louis, was walking in the area when the blue Honda Civic was traveling down Shute Street.

Surveillance video showed the vehicle traveling past Louis before turning around and heading back toward him. Louis, the pedestrian, then allegedly discharged a firearm in the direction of the vehicle, striking the car and a nearby home before fleeing the scene.

“This type of reckless gun violence has no place in our communities,” said District Attorney Ryan. “Over the past several weeks, we have seen multiple incidents of brazen shootings resulting in serious injury, and in some instances, death. In this case, the defendant fired a gun at 11:30 in the morning in a densely populated area, unsurprisingly, striking both a vehicle and a home. His actions put all those who live, work and travel in that neighborhood at risk. We will not take gun violence lightly or allow those using guns to terrorize neighborhoods. We will to deploy every resource to hold accountable those who engage in these dangerous crimes. In this case, we were able to rely on our police partners and their specialty units to quickly identify and safely arrest this defendant.”

“I’m glad we were able to work effectively and efficiently in identifying the suspect and gathering evidence without further violence. Once again, this is a great example of teamwork amongst law enforcement professionals to reduce violence in our communities,” Everett Chief of Police Steven Mazzie said in a statement.

Police were later able to recover two shell casings, an ammunition magazine from the scene and the bullet that was lodged in the Shute Street home. Investigators were also able to locate the involved vehicle with a bullet hole consistent with the incident. Police later were able to identify Louis, who was arrested in his Everett home on Tuesday night.

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