Suspects in Attleboro gunfire, pursuit held without bail

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ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WPRI) — Three Massachusetts men appeared in court on Thursday on charges related to a shots-fired incident that ended with a crash in Attleboro.

Sauvens Desrosiers, 22, of Attleboro, Jean Alix Bastien, 19, of Dorchester, and Kepler Joseph, 20, of Mattapan, are each charged with possession of a large-capacity firearm.

Desrosiers also faces one count of negligent operation of a vehicle.

All three were ordered held without bail and are due back in court on Dec. 28.

Police said they were notified of gunshots in the area of James Street just after 8 p.m. Wednesday and were given a description of the suspects’ vehicle.

A detective spotted the vehicle on South Avenue heading toward the I-95 on-ramp, according to police, when Desrosiers made an abrupt U-turn and sped off in the opposite direction.

The detective gave chase, and the pursuit ultimately ended when the suspects crashed into an SUV in County Square. The driver of the SUV was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, police said.

Desrosiers, Bastien and Joseph were all arrested, and police said they found a firearm in the vehicle, which investigators believe was used in the incident on James Street.

The suspects’ lawyers said they believe there was no probable cause to pull over the three young men.

Attleboro Police Chief Kyle Heagney said this is the sixth incident they’ve responded to in the past month, which is something he claims the city has never seen before.

The incident remains under investigation.

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