Teens Arrested After Alleged Pellet Gun Shooting Spree
Two Andover youths pleaded not guilty in Lawrence District Court Friday to charges stemming from an alleged drive-by shooting with a pellet gun outside Orange Leaf.
The Essex County District Attorney's Office is prosecuting two Andover teenagers for allegedly shooting a pellet gun into a crowd outside the Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt shop.
The two youths, Louis Correra, 17, of 8 Fairfax Drive, and Benjamin Warren, 18, of 24 Chester Street, pleaded not guilt to five counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in Lawrence District Court today.
At approximately 9 p.m. Thursday evening, the two teens allegedly drove by the Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt shop on Park Street and fired a pellet gun into the crowd, hitting five people.
According to Andover Police, the teens then drove by Bertucci's and allegedly fired the pellet gun at two people dining outside, one of which was hit in the leg with a pellet.
Police eventually stopped the silver SUV and arrested both Correra and Warren.
Lawrence District Court Judge Mark Sullivan ordered both teens to wear monitoring bracelets and are not allowed outside their home except for school and work.
The two defendants will also be required to undergo mental health evaluations and are not allowed to contact the alleged victims or visit Orange Leaf.
Both will return to Lawrence district Court on Sept. 20 for a pretrial hearing.
Essex Assistant District Attorney Kimberly Gillespie represented the Commonwealth at arraignment. Correra is represented by Attorneys Alex Cain and Andrew Zeiberg, and Warren is represented by Attorney Jessica Pacheco. This last statement was provided by the Essex County District Attorney's Office.