Warrant Issued for Saturday Shooting Suspect

Police are looking for Daniel Rossetti, 20, of Medford, who updated his Facebook status to read "f___ the police" hours after the shooting near Ryan's Family Amusements.

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Update, 9:25PM: Mayor Gary Christenson has announced he plans to work closely with the Malden Police Department and City Council this week with a goal of at his public safety meeting next week. 


Original story: Police have secured an arrest warrant for a suspect wanted in .

Daniel Rossetti, 20, of Medford, is now officially sought on a single charge of attempted murder, Malden Police Lt. Det. Marc Gatcomb confirmed Sunday.

“This warrant is the result of an ongoing investigation,” he said.

He encouraged any witnesses to either shooting to come forward with information that may help solve the case by calling the Malden Detectives Unit at 781-397-7181. 

No arrests have yet been made in Saturday's other shooting, .


The suspect

It is not Rossetti's first brush with the law.

In 2011, he was reportedly arrested and charged with larceny over $250, receiving stolen property, night time breaking and entering into a boat, possession of burglarious equipment and destruction of property in Medford.

Prior to that, Rossetti was arrested for over a dispute at the drive-thru window.

The status of those charges were not immediately clear Sunday night. 

Rossetti also took to Facebook after Saturday's shooting, asking a friend to “Call me asap” about 45 minutes later.

The latest status update? “f--- the police,” published a couple hours later. 

Jake August 20, 2012 at 03:02 PM
This kid should have his own reality show called Top of the Gene Pool. They will love his pictures and cute hair in Walpole. It almost seems he wants to go to prison.
david mokal August 20, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Dont worry he'll be someone's girlfreind at Walpole they love these punks. Better yet he may be going to Bridgewater where he can meet some real crazy people.
Lester August 20, 2012 at 03:45 PM
Hope he does not go out in a hail of bullets. You know, get cornered by the cops in some s-hole in chelsea, pull off a couple rounds at the police and TA DOW...off to the pearly gates
Lester August 20, 2012 at 03:49 PM
It's really funny how people turn out in life, also, the brain donors on face book, I am sure the Malden/medford pd have picked them up for some grilling, since they had communications with him w/in hours of the crime. YOu have to wonder about what he was planning to do, as he had moved from knife, to firearm. hopefully he had a nice big magazine, they will give the sucker 1 year/ bullet add'lt time
Lester August 20, 2012 at 03:54 PM
Oh and you can see it at court, attny: "my client is innocent judge, despite his burgeoning criminal record, he is really a nice young man, and btw, it was self defense" Oh and the tube of blood they drew, with the cocaine and marijuana, he does not know how it got there" (a funny thing, since all probation/parolee's have auto revoke for carrying firearms/knives etc)
Jake August 20, 2012 at 03:54 PM
His Facebook page is hillarious.
Lester August 20, 2012 at 04:04 PM
Malden District court: Judge I'm innocent, he bum rushed me, had to pull out my piece"
heather C August 20, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Wow, I don't think this is a funny matter at all, 17-22 are the hardest years for our youth, even myself, I had made most of my mistakes(I'm not taking lightly to what he did or justifying it either please don't confuse this) at those ages when u grow up a "certain way" and have ppl/friends surrounding u with the same mentality ur lucky if u ever realize that is not the right path!!! I feel sorry for his mother I'm sure she did her best n now will have to suffer for her sons bad choices in life.
heather C August 20, 2012 at 04:45 PM
We need more "scared straight" programs, youth centers, and big brother/big sister programs,
Bruce August 20, 2012 at 06:08 PM
What a tool, he's not going to be acting so tough when he's got a 250lb murderer to share a cell with. . . .
Meggle August 20, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Youth programs are a good idea... set kids on the right path with a good example before they get to this point.
Tony L August 20, 2012 at 10:37 PM
He should sue Facebook for allowing him to post such a stupid comment and whoever told him he looks good. Hit the gym for another year kid before you start oiling your chest for pictures.
Samantha August 21, 2012 at 03:15 AM
His picture should be next to the word creepy in the dictionary.
Lester August 21, 2012 at 10:53 AM
Jersey shore?
Lester August 21, 2012 at 10:55 AM
Well, if that program is composed of a couple of screaming sessions down at the big house, and it involves other punk ass conduct disorders, here is the scene after: "Hey man that was so cool, yeah man, lets go get some blunts hang at malden center and pose"
Lester August 21, 2012 at 10:57 AM
It is too late for Mr. Rosetti, he has cast his lot and now must face the charge: GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS...plus: enhanced sentencing for each bullet see you at walpole for about 8 years.
Lester August 21, 2012 at 10:58 AM
Yes, very very creepy, makes you want to apply for a license to carry in case you run into this fine gentleman and his cohorts in a dark street.
Michael G August 21, 2012 at 12:48 PM
I bet he is wearing a bra in a traveling circus right now.
Michael G August 21, 2012 at 12:48 PM
With purple hair
Phe August 21, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Every time I see this picture, my stomach turns. He's just so...ick. What Samantha said up there.
Phe August 21, 2012 at 02:43 PM
According to the Official City Facebook Page a few minutes ago, they got him. He was arrested in Chelsea.
Phe August 21, 2012 at 02:44 PM
Also, funny enough, a lot of the comments on his wall posts have now been deleted. Apparently, his friends don't want to be associated with aiding and abetting him anymore. SMH
Michael G August 21, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Great job MPD!
Michael G August 21, 2012 at 03:25 PM
Phe are his friends talking on his FB? I hope when the cops got him they said "F____ us? No F___ you!'
Lester August 21, 2012 at 03:40 PM
YES< AWESOME, "f us? No FFFFF YOU Oh did you say you wnated some pepper spray in your mouth?...you rat bastard. have a nice trip to Walpole, say hello to new roomate. Also, all his brain donor friends, SEEE YA , can you say ACCESSORY AFTER THE FACT...YOU DUMB ASS RAT BASTARDS.....
west meff August 21, 2012 at 03:40 PM
known him for years and not even remotley surprised by this story
Phe August 21, 2012 at 03:57 PM
He was an idiot and didn't set his privacy settings to friends only when posting from his Crackberry. They had left several comments on his last two visible posts, almost all of which are gone now. Yeah, I couldn't resist peepin' his profile after these stellar photos were posted here. Feel free to castigate me.
Phe August 21, 2012 at 04:01 PM
Oh jeez. I just realized that I started my comment with, "He was an idiot...". Well, duh. Redundant Phe is Redundant. I need more coffee.
Nunya August 21, 2012 at 06:36 PM
Lester do you have Anything better to do then comment on a article all day? Honestly your the creepy one commenting on his looks and everything else. He's goig to jail , the cops have him so settle down there and maybe get back to work? If you do. I don't think any of you are police officers and if you were I sure would hope you'd be out doing your job and catching other criminals instead of commenting on a post about someone who was caught. I agree with heather bey it isn't a funny matter at all. Everyone should try and look at the situation and see how this kids family must feel. And everyone posting disgusting shit like this and possibly having this kids family read it should be ashamed of yourselves . Everyone keep it moving and worry about your own fuckin life ! Thank you !
J.longbow August 21, 2012 at 08:20 PM
Who's your daddy now. Good job to the police. You lose.


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