New Bedford Man Arrested for Armed Assault in Dartmouth
DARTMOUTH — On Sunday, August 13, 2017 at approximately 6:20 p.m., Dartmouth Police responded to D’Angelo’s Sandwich Shop, located at 546 Dartmouth Street, regarding a fight in progress.
Upon speaking with the victim, a 29-year-old Dartmouth man, it was learned that he had been jumped by several males, and then beat with a police-style baton. The victim also reported that the males attempted to take his gold necklace, and had brandished a firearm. Prior to fleeing the area, the suspects also damaged the victim’s vehicle.
The victim was evaluated for his injuries, and refused further medical attention at the scene.
As a result of the subsequent investigation, the primary suspect was identified as 21-year-old Eugenio Gonsalves Andrade of South First Street, New Bedford.
Upon receiving information about his whereabouts later in the evening, Andrade was located and arrested by Dartmouth officer Brian Parent. The investigation determined that the attack was not random, and that both Andrade and the victim were familiar with one another.
The investigation is ongoing regarding the involvement of the other males who were present with Andrade during the assault.
As of this release, neither the aforementioned baton nor firearm has been recovered.
Andrade was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (baton), malicious damage to a motor vehicle, armed assault to rob (firearm), and assault and battery.
No further information is available at this time.