Marlborough resident charged in Northborough shooting

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Marlborough resident charged in Northborough shooting
Westborough District Court is located on Oak Street. Three defendants were arraigned in a Northborough shooting on May 13. (Photo/Laura Hayes)

NORTHBOROUGH – A Marlborough man has been charged in a fatal shooting at a party in Northborough.

At about 1 a.m. on May 12, a pedestrian flagged down a Northborough police officer and said that someone brandished a firearm at 333 Howard St., according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr.

Northborough police requested assistance from other departments, including Westborough, Shrewsbury, Southborough, Boylston, Berlin, Marlborough and the State Police. Early said while the police were getting ready to enter the site, officers heard multiple gunshots.

A 16-year-old boy from Bellingham was pronounced dead after being transported to the hospital. Another victim – a 17-year-old boy who was shot in the buttocks – was also transported to the hospital and has since been released.

The three defendants are Wallisom Texeira Da Silva, 20, of Hyde Park; Arnoldo Nogueira Filho, 19, of Marlborough; and Pedro Desouza Passos, 27, of Rockland.

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The defendants were arraigned in Westborough District Court on May 13. According to the statement of facts, the Howard Street party was for a 21st birthday.

According to the statement of facts, at about 2:50 a.m., police were processing a silver Nissan of which Texeira Da Silva, Nogueira Filho and Desouza Passos were back seat passengers. Police said they located ammunition in two purses that were in the rear passenger seats, including a 9mm 30-round magazine that was rolled in a shirt. There was also a loose 9mm bullet found inside a purse of which Texeira Da Silva claimed ownership.

According to court documents, the three defendants did not have a license to carry or firearm identification cards on their person.

Police later located a firearm on the grass near a path, according to court documents. Police said the firearm didn’t have a serial number, but it was suspected to be a 9mm.

During the booking process, police said that Texeira Da Silva claimed ownership of the firearm that was found.

Texeira Da Silva was charged with possession of ammunition without an FID card, unlicensed possession of an assault weapon, possession of a firearm in felony and carrying a firearm without a license. He was ordered committed without bail pending a dangerousness hearing.

Nogueira Filho and Desouza Passos were charged with unlicensed possession of an assault weapon and possession of ammunition without an FID card. Both of their bails were set at $250,000 surety bond or $25,000 cash.

All three will return to court May 20.

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