Police found 226-year-old Somerville in the middle of the street with a gun in his hand.
Edson dos Santos Moreno was arrested Thursday in Sommerville District Court on charges of assault with a firearm, assault and armed assault with batteries, and assault with a dangerous weapon and assault with batteries in connection with the shooting death of 22-year-old Robert Favreau.
Moreno was not convicted as a woman cried silently in the gallery of the courtroom. Judge William Martin adjourned the hearing to July 20 to determine whether his release on bail was too dangerous.
Assistant District Attorney Susan Weizmann said police went to an address on War Street shortly after 6 a.m. Wednesday after receiving a 911 call from a newspaper that a man had shot someone there and still had a gun in his hand.
Officers Christopher Clelett and Stephen Johnson arrived at the scene and later found a man named Moreno in the middle of the street with a “dark object” in his right hand, police said.
“I just saw a policeman in a bulletproof vest and a gun coming out and running down the street shouting,” said a neighbor who declined to be named.
Officers pulled out a gun and approached Moreno, telling him to drop his gun, police said. When Johnson reportedly aimed the gun at him and ordered him to drop it again, Moreno “came down and dropped the object – a semi-automatic handgun, – on the ground,” the report said.
Police report Moreno holding his hand and holding his right hand, they see dried blood near his right wrist. A man was shouting for officers that the victim was on the second floor of the house, the report said
Police then found Flavor on the “unresponsive and bleeding” floor with an injury to the bottom right side of his body. Favreau was pronounced dead at the scene.
A witness told Johnson that he saw Moreno “intentionally shoot” the victim, police said. One woman told officers that earlier, around 2 p.m., she heard a “quarrel and a woman yelling” on the second floor. Before officers arrived, he heard a loud “pop and then screaming and running,” the report said.
A witness told police he received a call from Favreau Moreno, who told him to come to the apartment to buy his belongings.
Defendant Favreau was confronted after they arrived at the apartment and they had an argument, the police report said.
When officers interviewed Moreno, he said he and Favreau fell victim to the incident of living with him, according to a police report.
Moreno told officers, “I shot him.”