On 07/22/11 at approximately 7:50pm Headquarters and South End officers responded to a shooting at 153 Acushnet Avenue. A victim, along with a firearm were located outside of 236 Purchase Street. The victim was suffering from a life threatening gunshot wound. He was transported directly to a Rhode Island hospital for treatment. A second firearm was also located nearby.
Detectives were immediately able to use all tools available to them to track down a suspect in the shooting. Jonathan Hernandez, 22, from New Bedford was placed under arrest and charged with the following charges:
Assault to Murder
Assault and Battery Serious Injury
Carrying a firearm without a license
Carrying a loaded firearm
Discharging a firearm within 500ft of building
The victim remains in critical condition at a Rhode Island hospital.