Arrest Made After Shooting On Mechanic Street in Southbridge


Giovanni Rosario (Southbridge Police)

Earlier this week Southbridge Police responded to a report of a shooting on Mechanic Street.  Several 911 calls were placed on Monday, June 7 at around 6:45 PM.  According to a press release from Police Chief Shane Woodson, “officers observed a male subject bleeding profusely from the abdomen/chest area with an obvious gunshot wound.”

The first responding officers were able to administer life-saving medical treatment to the victim until paramedics from the Southbridge Fire Department arrived a few minutes later.  The victim was transported to UMass Medical Center in Worcester and is expected to survive.

As police conducted their investigation, a search began for the suspect, 23-year-old Giovanni Manuel Rosario of 19 Water Street in Southbridge.  He was apprehended the next day in the Worcester/Shrewsbury area and taken to police headquarters to be processed.

Rosario was charged with assault with intent to murder, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, unlawful possession of a firearm, carrying a firearm without a license, and assault & battery with a dangerous weapon.  He was held on $100,040 cash bail at police headquarters was scheduled to be arraigned in Dudley District Court on Tuesday, June 8.