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Suspect in Downtown Lowell Shooting Arrested

October 10, 2018

Lowell Sun

LOWELL -- The suspect in a Sunday morning shooting downtown has been arrested in Lawrence

Lowell police said Dwayne Johnson, 26, of Haverhill, was arrested about 11:50 p.m. Tuesday at 10 Alden Court, Lawrence.

Johnson will be charged with armed assault with intent to murder, and will be arraigned in Lowell District Court.

Johnson is accused of shooting a 24-year-old Haverhill man in the area of Middle and Palmer streets about 2:20 a.m. Sunday.

Police said the victim and friends were leaving a downtown restaurant when they crossed paths with Johnson. “The victim and suspect appeared to have a history and were going to have an altercation when the suspect took out a gun and shot the victim once in the abdomen,” police said.

A gun was found in a nearby alley, police said.

The victim, who was shot once, was flown by MedFlight to a Boston-area hospital, where he remains in serious condition, police say.

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