Tewksbury Man Arrested, Two Homes Struck By Bullets In Weekend Shooting
Officers responded to the area of 75 Algonquin Drive at 8:16pm for a report of several gun shots. When officers arrived they surrounded the house and set up a perimeter. They called people out of the home and three exited. Information was gathered that Dauteuil was the person firing the gun and that it was unclear whether or not he was inside the home or on foot in the neighborhood.
Many agencies in the area responded to assist, as Tewksbury Police coordinated security and search efforts. It was learned that two homes had been hit with bullets nearby and that an individual was shot at, but unharmed, while confronting Dauteuil. When the regional North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (N.E.M.L.E.C.) S.W.A.T. Team arrived on scene they were able to determine that there was movement on the second floor of the home. The S.W.A.T. Team was able to safely secure Dauteuil and place him under arrest.
Tewksbury Police Detectives were able to secure a search warrant for the home and located a loaded firearm inside. All evidence was secured with the assistance from the Massachusetts State Police Crime Scene Unit and Ballistics Section.
A preliminary investigation reveals the firearm is what is commonly referred to as a “ghost gun”, which is untraceable. At this point it is unknown where Dauteuil obtained the firearm, but the investigation is ongoing.
Dauteuil is currently being without bail at Old Colony Correctional Center in Bridgewater and is undergoing a mental health evaluation. He is due to be arraigned at Lowell District Court on Monday, March 16, 2020.
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