Randolph Police Investigating Shooting on Highland Avenue

Randolph Police Department
William Pace, Police Chief
41 South Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: [email protected]

Randolph Police Investigating Shooting on Highland Avenue

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department is investigating an incident where a man was shot Tuesday afternoon on Highland Avenue.

At approximately 2:30 p.m., Randolph Police responded to the area of 43 Highland Ave. for a report of a shooting.

Upon arrival, officers located a 32-year-old Middleborough man who was suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper back. The man was conscious and alert when speaking to responding officers.

Paramedics from the Randolph Fire Department also responded to the scene and transported the victim to a Boston hospital. His current condition is unknown at this time.

The victim told police that he was shot by a black male wearing a red, blue and yellow jacket. There were no other witnesses to the incident.

Officers searched the area for the suspect but were unable to locate anyone matching the description given. A Quincy Police firearms K-9 also responded to the scene but did not locate any weapons.

Police are actively investigating this incident. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212.

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Randolph Police Arrest and Charge Man in Shooting

Randolph Police Department
William Pace, Police Chief
41 South Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368

For Immediate Release

Monday, Jan. 21, 2019

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: [email protected]

Randolph Police Arrest and Charge Man in Shooting

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department is actively investigating a shooting on South Main Street Monday night and have placed a man under arrest.

EROLW POPE-FOSTER, AGE 25, OF ANDOVER was arrested and charged with:

  • Armed Assault to Murder
  • Assault with a Dangerous Weapon
  • Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License
  • Discharging a Firearm Within 500 Feet of a Dwelling or Building

At approximately 4 p.m., Randolph Police responded to an apartment complex at 625 South Main St. for a report of shots fired.

Through an on-scene investigation officers determined that two shots were allegedly fired by POPE-FOSTER. A revolver was recovered at the scene by police and was seized as evidence.

The initial investigation indicates that the incident occurred because of an argument regarding a car sale. The victim, a Woburn man, met POPE-FOSTER through the OfferUp smart phone application. The victim was selling a car through the app.

The two met at the Randolph apartment complex and began to argue over the price of the car and an altercation broke out between the two. The victim fell to the ground and POPE-FOSTER allegedly pulled out a handgun and fired it twice at the victim, missing him.

Police responded and located POPE-FOSTER hiding in the rear of one of the apartment buildings. He was placed under arrest without further incident.

The revolver was found under a truck in the parking lot and was wrapped in a rag.

The victim suffered cuts on his hands from the ice when he fell to the ground and ran to the nearby Avon Fire station for help.

The incident remains under active investigation and no further information is available at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Randolph Police at 781-963-1212.

These are allegations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.

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Randolph Police Investigating Shooting Behind Apartment Complex

Randolph Police Department
William Pace, Police Chief
41 South Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: [email protected]

Randolph Police Investigating Shooting Behind Apartment Complex

26-Year-Old Male Victim Suffered What is Believed to be a Non-Life Threatening Injury

Shooting Does Not Appear to be Random

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred in town Wednesday afternoon.

The incident occurred around 1:36 p.m. in a parking lot behind the apartment complex located at 28 Reed St. Randolph Police received multiple reports of a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg.

When officers arrived, they found a 26-year-old male Randolph resident with a gunshot wound to the upper thigh area on one of his legs. The man was taken by a Randolph Fire Department ambulance to a Boston hospital. His injury is believed to be serious, but non-life threatening.

The preliminary investigation indicates that this was not a random act. The suspect is believed to have fled the scene in a vehicle. No description of the vehicle or suspect is available at this time.

Randolph Police detectives are actively investigating this incident. As of 2:30 p.m., no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212.

The Norfolk County Crime Prevention and Control (CPAC) unit and State Police Crime Scene Services will be assisting the Randolph Police in their investigation.

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Randolph Police Arrest Suspect Involved in Apartment Complex Shooting

Randolph Police Department
William Pace, Police Chief
41 South Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368

For Immediate Release

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: [email protected]

Randolph Police Arrest Suspect Involved in Apartment Complex Shooting

Romaine Sanchez

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department arrested the suspect wanted in last week’s apartment complex shooting this morning.

At approximately 8 a.m., ROMAINE SANCHEZ, AGE 19, OF BROCKTON turned himself into police.

SANCHEZ is charged with:

  • Armed Assault with Intent to Murder
  • Carrying a Firearm without a License
  • Threats to Kill
  • Discharging a Firearm in a Building
  • Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (Striking a person with a firearm)
  • Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Striking a person with a firearm)
  • Threatening to Commit a Crime

On Tuesday, Feb. 7, officers responded to 2 Chestnut West for reports of a person shot. Upon arrival, they found a 32-year-old male victim who had been shot in the face and neck at close range. The victim was taken to a Boston hospital with serious injuries but is expected to recover.

A Randolph Police Department investigation identified SANCHEZ as the shooter.

SANCHEZ was also wanted for arrest on assault charges from a separate incident that occurred earlier that day at the same apartment complex. Between 2 and 3 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7 — approximately 18 hours before the shooting — SANCHEZ allegedly got involved in an altercation with a different man over a piece of stolen property.

An investigation into that incident indicated that SANCHEZ brandished a handgun and threatened to shoot the man during the argument, and then struck the man over the head with the firearm and fled.

SANCHEZ was held at the Randolph Police Department pending his arraignment at Quincy District Court today.

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*WANTED* Randolph Police Seeking Brockton Man in Connection with Apartment Shooting

Randolph Police Department
William Pace, Police Chief
41 South Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: [email protected]

*WANTED* Randolph Police Seeking Brockton Man in Connection with Apartment Shooting

Suspect Also Wanted on Additional Assault Charges

Anyone with Information is Asked to Call Randolph Police at 781-963-1212

Romaine Sanchez

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred at the Rosemont Square apartment complex last week and a violent assault that took place the same day.

ROMAINE SANCHEZ, AGE 19, OF BROCKTON is wanted on the following charges:

  • Armed Assault with Intent to Murder
  • Carrying a Firearm without a License
  • Threats to Kill
  • Discharging a Firearm in a Building
  • Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (Striking a person with a firearm)
  • Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Striking a person with a firearm)
  • Threatening to Commit a Crime

On Tuesday, Feb. 7, officers responded to 2 Chestnut West for reports of a person shot. Upon arrival, they found a 32-year-old male victim who had been shot in the face and neck at close range. The victim was taken to a Boston hospital with serious injuries but is expected to recover.

A Randolph Police Department investigation identified SANCHEZ as the shooter.

SANCHEZ is also wanted for arrest on assault charges from a separate incident that occurred earlier that day at the same apartment complex. Between 2 and 3 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7 — approximately 18 hours before the shooting — SANCHEZ allegedly got involved in an altercation with a different man over a piece of stolen property. An investigation into that incident indicated that SANCHEZ brandished a handgun and threatened to shoot the man during the argument, and then struck the man over the head with the firearm and fled.

SANCHEZ was last seen as a passenger in an older model Mitsubishi Gallant with a temporary “donut” wheel on the rear driver’s side tire.

He is believed to be carrying a firearm and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Police warn that SANCHEZ should not be approached if spotted. Anyone with any information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212.

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Randolph Police Investigating Shooting at Apartment Complex

Randolph Police Department
William Pace, Police Chief
41 South Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: [email protected]

Randolph Police Investigating Shooting at Apartment Complex

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred at the Rosemont Square Apartment complex last night.

At approximately 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, officers responded to 2 Chestnut West for reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, they found a 32-year-old male victim who had been shot in the face and neck at close range. He was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton with serious injuries and later transferred to a Boston hospital for further treatment. The victim is reportedly in stable condition.

The suspect was described as a white or Hispanic male wearing a gray ski mask and black jacket.

Police do not believe the incident was a random act of violence.

The incident is under investigation by the Randolph Police Department and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office. Anyone with any information on last night’s shooting is asked to contact to contact the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212.

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