Dennis Police arrest suspect in liquor store shooting

Dennis Police arrest suspect in liquor store shooting

DENNIS, Mass. — Police in Dennis have arrested the suspect who shot a man in the parking lot of a local liquor store.

At around 3:10 p.m. on Friday, police were called to Finley's Liquors on Route 28 in Dennis for reports of a shooting.

At the scene, officers found a victim suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim, identified only as a man at this point, was transported to a local hospital before being flown to a Boston hospital.

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Shortly after, at around 5 p.m., police identified and arrested a suspect in the shooting.

Around the same time police were searching for the shooting suspect, officers began pursuing a possible suspect, who was on a motorcycle, traveling westbound on Route 6 in the Dennis/Yarmouth area.

The suspect then took a U-turn in the median strip and began traveling eastbound. Police lost sight of the suspect after they took Exit 9 onto Route 134 southbound.

The motorcycle, a dirt bike, was later found abandoned and taken into police custody. While authorities say there is no confirmed connection between the shooting and the person on the motorcycle, Dennis Police is looking to identify the operator and question them as they would be subject to serious motor vehicle charges.

Sky25 flew over Finleys Liquors at aroujnd 5:00 p.m. where crime scene tape could be seen surrounding the store.

Dennis Police say this is the first shooting in the town in a long time. Having happened right as people began flocking to the Cape for the long weekend, the incident has unsettled both residents and visitors to the small town.

"I don't like to hear about that in this area you know they have shootings in Hyannis, but we haven't had anything out here it's very unsettling," said Elizabeth Taylor, a Dennis resident.

"I feel bad for the guy with the liquor store because it's prime time and he hasn't had business for close to four hours – labor day weekend," said Doreen Labrie, of Dennis. "It makes me a little leery but that's the way the world is these days, you think of Cape Cod, it wouldn't happen here but that's what everyone says when something happens."

The suspect is set to be arraigned in Orleans District Court on Tuesday. Neither the suspect nor the victim have been identified at this time.

Authorities continue to investigate this incident.