Worcester Man Arrested for Pointing Shotgun at Teen Neighbor 1

WORCESTER – A 21-year-old Worcester man was placed under arrest on Wednesday night for threatening a teenage neighbor by pointing at shotgun at him.

Kevin Progri, of 40 Berkmans St., was placed under arrest and is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, use of a firearm in a felony, and use of body armor in a felony.

According to the Worcester Police Department [WPD], officers were dispatched to Progri’s address for a report of a male who had pointed a gun at his teenage neighbor. At the time of the call, Progri was said to be leaning out of his bedroom window and yelling. After officers confirmed that the victim was safe, they set up a perimeter around Progri’s residence.

Police ordered Progri to come out of the front door of the residence with his hands up — Progri did so and surrendered to police.

Following an investigation, it was determined that Progri threatened the teen by pointing a shotgun at him.  The victim took the bus home from a high school after-school program, and was walking to his house when he saw Progri near the corner of Carlisle and Berkmans St. Progri pointed the shotgun at the victim and said, “Get off my block! “ Officers were invited into Progri’s residence, and located a shotgun, shells, and body armor.

Progri will be arraigned in Worcester District Court.

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