HN PHOTO: Today’s drive-by shooting scene in Dennis… (Insert image: Showing first responders working on the shooting victim… sent in by Anastasia Oxton…)
THE FOLLOWING IS AN OFFICIAL UPDATE FROM THE DENNIS POLICE DEPARTMENT: Today, August 30, 2019, at 3:06 pm the Dennis Police Department received a 911 call reporting that a subject had been shot in the parking lot of Finleys Liquors, 309 Route 28, West Dennis. The first arriving officers found a subject who appeared to be suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported by the Dennis Fire Department Rescue to Barnstable Municipal Airport where he was taken by medflight helicopter to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
An investigation identified a suspect in the shooting, who was taken into custody by Dennis Police Department Detectives shortly after 5pm.
While police units were responding to the shooting at Finleys Liquors, units from the Dennis Police Department and Massachusetts State Police began pursuit of a male subject operating a dirt bike that was thought to possibly be involved with the shooting. The pursuit traveled from Dennis, into Harwich, onto Route 6 westbound, when the suspect reversed direction to eastbound, getting off Route 6 at Exit 9A and onto Route 134 south. The dirt bike was lost in traffic, but ultimately located abandoned and taken into police custody. Although there is no confirmed connection between the subject operating the dirt bike and the shooting, the Dennis Police Department is seeking to identify the operator and question him as he would be subject to serious motor vehicle charges.
The Dennis Police Department is being assisted in the investigation by the Massachusetts State Police and Criminal Investigations Officers from the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office.
INITIAL HN COVERAGE & VIDEO:
DENNIS – A male victim was airlifted after being shot in the parking lot of Finley’s Liquors on Route 28 this afternoon at about 3:00 p.m..
The shooting is being described as a “drive-by shooting” involving a suspect described as a “black male with dreadlocks, possibly Jamaican.”
The search involved a chase of a dirtbike throughout Dennis and up onto the highway. A dirtbike was taken on a flatbed back to the DPD evidence compound… (see HN Video)
The Barnstable Sheriff’s Department broadcast a B.O.L.O. for a gray Chrysler sedan, 300 series, believed to be operated by the suspect… [DEVELOPING]
The following HN Video highlights police making a high risk traffic stop during the manhunt… it then cuts to the shooting scene at Finley’s Liquors… ending with police following a dirtbike on a flatbed back to the evidence compound at DPD Headquarters…