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Alleged Teen Shooter Arraigned in Malden Court

Tyrell Berberena, Jr., 17 faces charges of armed assault with intent to murder, aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and carrying a loaded firearm without a license. He was held pending a dangerous hearing.

The 17-year-old arrested in connection with Monday's shooting of another 17-year-old near Warren Street was arraigned in Malden District Court on Tuesday morning, according to the Middlesex District Attorney's Office

Tyrell Berberena, Jr., 17 of Malden, was arraigned on charges of armed assault with intent to murder, aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and carrying a loaded firearm without a license, according to a press release from the DA's Office.

Malden District Court Judge Dominic Paratore ordered Berberena held pending a dangerousness hearing scheduled for this Friday.

The 17-year-old victim sustained "serious injuries" in the shooting according to the DA's Office. Malden Patch previously reported he was taken to Mass. General Hospital.

Berberena allegedly when the shooting happened, the DA's Office said.

"This is another tragic example of young people resorting to violence to settle a dispute," Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone said in the press release. "We will continue to work with the Malden Police Department, Mayor, and the city’s leadership to address these recent instances of violence, and work to address violence among our young people."

At 10:31 a.m. on Monday, Malden Police responded to reports of a shooting at the intersection of Warren Street and Eastern Avenue, the DA's Office previously said, and police found the victim with an "obvious gunshot wound."

"Authorities do not believe this to have been a random attack," the DA's Office said in Tuesday's press release. "The circumstances remain under investigation."

Bobby James September 11, 2012 at 07:30 PM
Dangerousness hearing? HE SHOT SOMEBODY and then nonchalantly walked away from the scene of the crime! Lock 'em up!
DannyBoy September 11, 2012 at 08:27 PM
The shooter is an alleged gang member, belonging to the Tiny Rascals Gang, according to this Boston.com Malden article (see link: http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/malden/2012/09/malden_teen_held_without_bail.html). This bit of information was left out from Patch reports. Anyone who does not believe that Malden does not have gangs is in denial.
DannyBoy September 11, 2012 at 08:28 PM
I meant to say "Anyone who does not believe that Malden has gangs is in denial."
david mokal September 11, 2012 at 11:46 PM
They been here for at least 3 yrs and m-13 gang.
Mr Iamnottheteacher September 12, 2012 at 01:27 AM
Dannyboy please remove that link. Now take this pill and pretend you did not read it.
Mr Iamnottheteacher September 12, 2012 at 03:30 AM
What kind of gun was used? Everyone is saying it was a big gun.
Bobby James September 12, 2012 at 12:12 PM
From the boston.com article: In an interview Monday, Malden Mayor Gary Christenson, asked if the city was host to gangs, demurred. "That's not a question I can answer, that's more -- the police would know best whether we have gangs, and when I ask that question, [the police] don't believe we do," the mayor said. "There are impact players that the police have identified and are watching." SERIOUSLY? REALLY? Ask any police officer on the streets in Malden if there are gangs here and find out who's full of it. Time to get a grip and stop acting like Malden is this quaint bedroom community that is being suddenly upended by random acts of violence.
david mokal September 12, 2012 at 12:51 PM
High Capacity that means large magazine that can hold about 15 bullets and one in the chamber. I'd like to know where did the gun come from have they traced it yet?
Andrew25 September 12, 2012 at 03:20 PM
10+1 is legal in MA unless it is pre-ban.
david mokal September 13, 2012 at 06:52 PM
I just asked my Grandson if he heard anything about the Victim. He said he was shot in the heart and is in Critical but stable condition. This is 3d hand information so take it for what it's worth.
Suzanne September 13, 2012 at 07:02 PM
It was on Boston.com that he was shot in the chest, bullet is lodge in the aorta and they cannot take it out as it may cause more damage if they do, this was according to the article I read.
B.c September 22, 2012 at 02:47 AM
Bobby you dont know what really happen because you where not there & all this reporter is doing is making up what he thinks in the story that matt reported does not know what hes talking about so why dont you let the court do their job and find out the truth so that they can go get the right person named anthony who actually did it ...
B.c September 22, 2012 at 02:49 AM
he didnt get shot in the heart.
B.c September 22, 2012 at 02:50 AM
all of this is bullshit they have the wrong person locked up for nothing & has the person who wanted to be a crip out running the streets messing people up because he got away with shooting this time shake my head.
Andrew25 January 19, 2013 at 03:16 AM
And you guys want me to give up my guns?!?!?!?
Andrew25 January 19, 2013 at 03:17 AM
Chris, how exactly did this get through your super secret pending approval process?
Andrew25 January 19, 2013 at 03:20 AM
That's pretty funny!
Chris Caesar January 19, 2013 at 03:25 AM
We hardly ever require pre-approval in the comments section (though the site has glitched into that setting in the past). I have removed the comment for all kinds of reasons.
Andrew25 January 19, 2013 at 03:28 AM
Wow... Nice job! You ever sleep?!
Chris Caesar January 19, 2013 at 03:34 AM
Haha. Someone tipped me off to this comment and I logged in to take care of it. It was quite a doozy :)
Tony H. January 19, 2013 at 04:01 AM
I take full responsibility for hitting flag 3 times heh

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