On Monday, May 12, 2014 at approximately 11:50 pm, patrol officers of the Wareham Police Department responded to the area of #50 Mayflower Lane, East Wareham regarding a reported disturbance and the sound of gunshots. While enroute, officers were advised a white Lincoln Continental left the scene and traveled out of the neighborhood. The vehicle was observed and stopped on Glen Charlie Road.
As Sgt. Dan Henderson and Officer Stephen Kearney approached the vehicle, the female operator immediately made officers aware of a male lying in the back seat, who she said sustained a gunshot wound. Officers then noticed 24 year old Alberto Velasquez, who reported he had been shot with a shotgun (birdshot pellets) in the stomach and leg areas. Wareham EMS responded to the scene and transported Mr. Velasquez to Tobey Hospital in Wareham with apparent non-life-threatening wounds.
A subsequent investigation of the incident conducted by the Wareham Police Department Detective Division led to a warrant issued by Wareham District Court for 25 year old Wareham resident Jonathan Depina, who detectives believe shot Mr. Velasquez during an argument outside #50 Mayflower on Monday night. In addition to the arrest warrant for Mr. Depina, a search warrant was obtained for Mr. Depina’s residence at #50 Mayflower Lane regarding possible evidence pertaining to the incident, including the shotgun used.
On Tuesday, May 13th, at approximately 11:00 am, Jonathan Depina was placed under arrest without incident during a motor vehicle stop a short distance from his residence, as detectives and officers of the Wareham Police Dept., along with the Mass. State Police Special Tactical Operations Team (STOP), executed the issued search warrant at #50 Mayflower Avenue without incident. A weapon has not been recovered as of the time of this press release.
As a result of the investigation, Jonathan Depina has been charged with 2 counts of Assault with Attempt to Murder, Discharging a Firearm Within 500’ of a Dwelling, Illegal Possession of a Firearm, and Possession of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony. A second male placed under arrest with Depina was 22 year old Jordan Pimental, also a resident of #50 Mayflower Lane, who was charged with Accessory After the Fact, due to his involvement in the incident after Mr. Velasquez was shot. Both parties will be arraigned at Wareham 4th District Court.