Prosecutors with the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, in conjunction with Massachusetts State Police Troopers assigned to this office, are engaged in an investigation into the non-fatal police shooting, which occurred in the Town of Easton Sunday afternoon.
Although we are unable to release any information about the facts of the investigation itself while it remains active and ongoing, we can now identify the suspect/shooting victim as 29-year-old Serge J. Andre Jr. of Hyde Park. Mr. Andre is currently in serious condition at Boston Medical Center.
Easton Police, late this afternoon, filed preliminary criminal complaints at Taunton District Court, charging Mr. Andre with Attempt to Commit a Crime-Breaking and Entering, Failure to Stop for Police, Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License–subsequent offense. The defendant could potentially face further charges as a result of our ongoing investigation.
The Taunton District Court clerk’s office has indicated it may wish to arraign the defendant via videoconference later this afternoon or tomorrow. Our office has no confirmation of this at this time and does not control arraignment times or dates. For media questions regarding videoconference arraignments, please contact the Clerk’s Office.