Douglas Man Arrested in Worcester on Firearms Charges

 by TWIW StaffSeptember 10, 2021

WORCESTER - A gunshot heard by Worcester Police officers on patrol during the early morning of Friday, September 10, leading to the arrest of a man on firearms charges.

Officers noticed Joan Rosado-Maldonado, 41, of Douglans, standing alone in front of 600 Main Street while on patrol around Main Street and Austin Street. After turning a corner, they heard a single gunshot.

Officers returned to the area where they saw Rosado-Maldonado and noticed him inside the lobby at 600 Main Street.

Officers approached Rosado-Maldonado, who wore a blue satchel, and asked him to show his hands. According to the Worcester Police Department, the man pulled away, leading to his detention.

Officers found a loaded handgun with a defaced serial number inside Rosado-Maldonado’s satchel. Officers also spoke to witnesses and gathered evidence of a shot fired.

Rosado-Maldonado faces charges of:

  • Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License
  • Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card
  • Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device
  • Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Dwelling
  • Possession of a Firearm with a Defaced Serial Number
  • Armed Career Criminal
  • Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony
  • Intimidation of a Witness
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