NEW BEDFORD — New Bedford Police announced an arrest has been made in connection with a February 6 shooting at 78 Tallman Street that left two victims wounded by gunshots.

On the morning of Monday, February 22, New Bedford Police detectives arrested Lyrik A. Vernosky Caraballo, 23, of 3 Abbott Street, Apt. 1S. He was charged with two counts of assault and battery by discharge of a firearm, two counts of armed assault to murder, and multiple counts of firearms-related offenses.

Just after midnight on Feb. 6, police responded to a call for shots fired at the Tallman Street location. Two victims were located and transported to the hospital with gunshot wounds. Both victims survived.

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Detective Jason Gangi, lead investigator of this case, is also a task force officer working with the U.S. Marshal’s Service and MA State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section. Assisted by members of this collective, Detective Gangi began a search for the suspect, which led to the subsequent arrest.

Caraballo is currently on probation stemming from a drug distribution conviction last year.

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