5 suspects in custody after Falmouth shooting
FALMOUTH, Mass. (WHDH) -- A SWAT team moved in on a home in Falmouth where a man shot his stepfather, forcing a nearby school to go into lockdown.
Police took five people into custody on Thursday. The two main suspects are 16 and 18 years old. The 18-year-old suspect allegedly tried to kill his stepfather.
Heavily armed SWAT team members took the suspects into custody Thursday afternoon after a manhunt for an 18 year-old teenager wanted for shooting his stepfather ensued.
The suspect’s stepfather is 40 years old and in critical condition after being med-flighted to a Boston Hospital.
“It was a very tense situation throughout the day because we thought we had an armed and dangerous felon that was on the loose,” said Chief Anthony Reillo, Falmouth Police Department.
Police say the shooting happened around 10 a.m. at a house in the Teaticket section of Falmouth. Investigators are still searching for a motive, but they quickly arrested a boy who was allegedly with the victim's stepson.
“At 10:33, one of the suspects – a 16-year-old male – was arrested on Homestead Lane here in Falmouth by officers responding to a call,” said Captain Edward Dunne, Falmouth Police Department.
An all-out search for the stepson -- identified as Davante Fernandes began.
The suspect has had contact with police before.
Several homes were searched, and schools were placed into lockdown until 1:40 p.m. when Fernandes was arrested along with three friends, including a young woman, all are charged as accessories and some have outstanding warrants, 7News was told.
“[The victim was shot] multiple times,” said Captain Dunne.
Police are searching for the gun involved.
The suspect has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, and those charges could be upgraded to murder.
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