GARDNER – Massachusetts State Police [MSP] arrested Ramon Baez, 33, of Gardner, on Monday, August 10, on numerous arrest warrants including several for allegedly shooting an individual in the face on Sunday, August 2, in Fitchburg.
The victim in Fitchburg survived the shooting allegedly carried out by Baez.
Police learned that Baez was staying at the Super 8 by Wyndham Gardner on Pearson Blvd.
The investigation led police to believe Baez was armed with a handgun and, based on previous statements, willing to use it against police.
After surveillance established Baez was at the motel, Troopers were waiting for Baez when he came out of the hotel’s front lobby. Troopers took him into custody without incident.
Troopers located a loaded 9MM handgun with a 16-round clip in his fanny pack, along with approximately 13 grams of cocaine and six grams of heroin. The firearm will be examined to determine if it was the one used in the shooting on August 2.
Baez faces charges of Attempted Murder, Assault and Battery with a Firearm and related firearms offenses in connection with the Aug. 2 shooting.
He also had several other warrants for charges that include Indecent Assault and Battery, Breaking and Entering, Larceny, Possession of a Silencer and other firearms crimes.
The MSP Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section (VFAS) and Special Tactical Operations Team (STOP) made the arrest. Members of a US Marshals Service task force along with members of the Middlesex Sheriff’s and Massachusetts Parole departments assisted surveillance.