New Bedford Police charge 20-year old city man with south-end shooting


“NEW BEDFORD – New Bedford Major Crime Detectives have placed a male under arrest for a recent shooting in the city’s south end.

On Wednesday, September 6th, at around 1 PM, south-end units responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the area of the Ben Rose housing development. Bullet casings were discovered and there was damage sustained to a nearby vehicle.

Detective Roberto DaCunha was assigned to further investigate the incident. During the course of his investigation, he was able to determine that Mr. JONATHAN OVALLE, 20, of 17 Division St., fired two rounds from a handgun at a passing vehicle. There were no injuries to any of the vehicle occupants.

A warrant was requested for OVALLE. On the afternoon of September 12th, he was located near his residence and taken into custody without incident. He has been charged with discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, carrying a loaded firearm without a license, destruction of property, and assault by means of a firearm. He is currently being held without bail at the Dartmouth House of Correction pending.”-City of New Bedford Police Department.

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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