Special to the Journal
The City of Revere is safer today thanks to the exceptional work of Revere Police Detectives with assistance from the Massachusetts State Police.
On February 10, Carlos Vasquez a 22-year-old Revere resident was placed under arrest for allegedly shooting a gun on February 6. Revere Police responded to the area of Folsom St. and Pomona St. after being alerted by Beth Deaconess Healthcare in Chelsea when a victim of a gunshot was driven there by a friend. The victim suffered a serious but non-life threatening injury.
The investigation led to the arrest of Vasquez for Assault with Intent to Murder (Firearm), Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Carrying a Firearm Without a License and Possession of Ammunition with an FID card.
As a result of the arrest, a large amount of fentanyl and cocaine were recovered and Vasquez was additionally charged with Trafficking in Fentanyl and Trafficking in Cocaine. A firearm was also located and seized during this investigation.
“Violence will never be tolerated in our community. Thanks to the diligent work of our detectives and partners at the State Police, we’ve sent a clear message that perpetrators of gun violence will be quickly identified and brought to justice,” stated Chief David J. Callahan.
All suspects are considered innocent until found otherwise by a court of law.