Reports: Suspects Caught After Car Chase and Shots Fired

Police captured three suspects and one handgun in West Somerville Monday night after police K9s and a helicopter conducted a search in the neighborhood.

Police identify suspects: Police ID Suspects in Monday Night Car Chase and Manhunt

Most details: 

Correction: Initial reports on social media suggested the car involved in this chase was stolen. As we worked to inform readers about this developing story, we passed on that information.

According to Deputy Chief Paul Upton of the Somerville Police Department, the vehicle was not stolen.

Please see our updated version of this story here.

UPDATE 12:01 A.M., JAN 8: 

UPDATE 11:24 P.M.

The official City of Somerville Twitter account is reporting that "all suspects have been apprehended in #Somerville. State Police to remain in area for final sweeps."

Check back at Somerville Patch for more details tonight.


A manhunt is underway on Monday night for a suspect after shots were fired in connection with a vehicle chase involving an alleged stolen vehicle, according to public safety transmissions and the city's official Twitter account.

Initial reports came in around 9:30 p.m. of a stolen vehicle chase in the area of Leonard Street and Somerville Police reporting that shots were fired, according to unconfirmed scanner reports.

The vehicle chase became a foot pursuit in the area of Leonard Street, Mike Moura reported on Twitter via radio reports.

Around 9:40 p.m., reports said two suspects were in custody but police continued to search for a third suspect, requesting a K9 unit and calling in a Massachusetts State Police helicopter to assist with the search.

As of 10:48 p.m., police continued to search for the third suspect. The city's official Twitter account, @SomervilleCity, said: "Police pursuit of possibly armed suspect in W. #Somerville Tufts/Powderhouse area is under way. If in the area, please stay inside."

Somerville Patch editor Chris Orchard is on the scene—check back here for more updates as they become available.

Residents are also posting updates on Reddit and on the Davis Square Live Journal.

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Richard Richardson January 08, 2013 at 01:24 PM
A Shootout, Wild Car Chase, Suspects on Foot, with Helicopters/Dogs searching--Nobody in the neighborhood was in jeopardy??


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