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One Dead, One Injured in Stoneham Shooting

Three suspects have been arrested in connection with a shooting in Stoneham early Wednesday morning that left one dead and another injured.

Crime scene at Micah's Pond Way in Stoneham. Credit: Mark Ouellette
Crime scene at Micah's Pond Way in Stoneham. Credit: Mark Ouellette
This post was written and reported by Mark Ouellette. Chris Caesar also contributed. 

Three suspects have been arrested in connection with a shooting in Stoneham early Wednesday morning that left one dead and another injured.

The shooting occurred around 12:30 a.m. inside the home at 6 Micah's Pond Way. The victim is 26-year-old Joseph Puopolo, according to a WHDH-TV report. Puopolo spent four years serving in the Army, according to the report.

The status and identity of the second shooting victim is currently unknown. 

The trio of suspects, two of which were apprehended in a vehicle in Medford and one in Stoneham before 3 a.m., were expected to appear in a Woburn court Wednesday morning. At the scene, a State Police trooper declined to comment on the case, referring Stoneham Patch to the Middlesex County District Attorney's office, as they were handling the investigation. 

Stoneham, Woburn, Melrose, Reading and State Police responded to the crime scene. Billerica, Wilmington and State Police K9 units also responded.

Shortly after 3 a.m., investigators appeared to begin processing the crime scene. The home, located in a residential cul-de-sac, was taped off and several officers could be seen discussing the case in the driveway.

As of 11 a.m., the District Attorney's office has not identified the suspects or victims. 

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Previous Coverage


Police radio updates confirm that three suspects are now in custody related to the shooting. 

One suspect was reportedly arrested in Stoneham, with two others caught in a vehicle in Medford. 

State Police declined comment and referred questions to the District Attorney's office, who will be handling the investigation. No official word was available on the status of the victims. 
  • As of 3 a.m., investigators were still on scene.
  • Shortly after 2 a.m., an Action EMS ambulance arrived on scene. The status of the victims remain unclear. 
  • Stoneham, Woburn, Melrose, Reading and State Police responded to the crime scene. Billerica, Wilmington and State Police K9 units also responded.
  • At about 1:35 a.m., a State Police K9 arrived on scene. Several officers could be seen gathered at Micah's Pond Way. 
Original Story

Multiple people have been shot on Micah's Pond Way early Wednesday morning, according to reports.

At 12:32 a.m., Twitter user @NEFirebuff tweeted, "Multiple people shot on (Micah's) Pond Way. (One) victim in serious condition. Medflight being requested."

Two men reportedly fled on Williams street toward Woburn, and are considered armed, according to scanner reports.

Around 12:50 a.m., Twitter user @alertnewengland tweeted, "...Perimeter established, (Massachusetts State Police) deploying K9 to search for suspect. Requesting air wing."

We'll post additional information as we receive it.
Joe Fitzgerald July 03, 2013 at 08:20 AM
Wow that is insane
Tara July 03, 2013 at 11:54 AM
trying to find stories about it as to what happened??!! does not seem random. Sad!
Russ July 03, 2013 at 02:43 PM
Is there anyone left in town who believes that we do not need more police officers? As the ROTC student at the end of the movie Animal House once said ... "All is well; All is well, " just before he was run over by a panicked crowd.
Stacy Barilone July 03, 2013 at 06:36 PM
The victim and I went to school together at St. Patricks in Stoneham,MA from PreK to 8th grade, this is very sad to hear, my thoughts go out to the Puopolo family
Margaret-Rose Principato July 03, 2013 at 06:45 PM
Prayers going out to the family. Such a horrible loss. Why has there been no name announced as to the person who was injured? Also, heard all day that there was supposed to be an arraignment for the ? 3 captured...why did that not happen? WHAT'S GOING ON???
Gloria DeVine July 04, 2013 at 12:31 PM
@Margaret, I was thinking the same thing
Mark Ouellette (Editor) July 04, 2013 at 07:09 PM
Hi folks, Authorities have not released the names of the suspects or the victims in the shooting. All that was known is the suspects were supposed to appear at an unknown time Wednesday in a Woburn court. We'll post an update once more information comes to light. Thanks.
Mr & Mrs Kluj July 04, 2013 at 11:32 PM
Hmmm. A MURDER In Stoneham and zilch for info. Something smells and it isn't the farm!
Mr & Mrs Kluj July 05, 2013 at 03:52 PM
It's Friday and there seems to be more info on potholes rather than a MURDER......something stinks!!
Mr & Mrs Kluj July 05, 2013 at 03:54 PM
Any update as to WHY maybe authorities are not releasing information? Cover up? Someone involved thats being protected? Without transparency I guess we can just come to our own conclusions. I've got mine already! I think the family of the victim deserves better than this!!
Tara July 07, 2013 at 08:38 PM
The Patch just posted this story http://stoneham.patch.com/groups/breaking-news/p/two-men-arrested-in-connection-with-shooting-in-stoneham Really sad, especially to have this happen in our town!
Mark Ouellette (Editor) August 06, 2013 at 08:00 PM
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