WORCESTER – Two teens were arrested on multiple assault charges after allegedly shooting paintballs at pedestrians.
Police responded to multiple reports of pedestrians being targeted by assaults with a paintball gun on Friday, February 9th. Those targeted told police the suspect was operating a gray Honda Civic. Those struck received visible paint marks.
Officers issued a “Be On the Look Out” alert for the suspected vehicle across the Worcester Police Department.
Shortly after midnight on Saturday, February 10th, an officer spotted a vehicle speeding from Pleasant Street to Hudson Street with a license plate that matched the description provided by the witnesses. Police stopped the vehicle on Townsend Street.
As the officer approach the vehicle, a male, later identified as a 16-year-old juvenile, exited the vehicle and attempted to flee toward Pleasant Street but was quickly apprehended
The driver, David Asemani, 19, of Worcester, was found to have a suspended driver’s license and was arrested. A paintball gun was discovered inside the vehicle.
Both the juvenile and Asemani face multiple charges of Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon.
Editor’s note: The information provided in this report is based on recent events as described by police. The claims within are allegations by police which may be challenged by the accused in court.