By Jerry Filmore Jr. –
On Wednesday, Worcester Police were dispatched to the area of 831 Main Street for a person who has been assaulted with a dangerous weapon.
Worcester Police say that, “Upon arrival, officers discovered that an elderly female with a walker had been shot in the face by someone wielding a paintball gun. Officers observed that her glasses had been knocked off her face, which was covered with yellow paint. She was treated by ambulance and did not suffer serious injuries.”
Officers also responded to the area of 26 Queen St, where second person, a male victim reported being shot by a paintball gun as a blue vehicle drove by him at a high rate of speed.
Officers were able to BOLO vehicle information provided to them. Worcester Police said, “the second victim did not suffer serious injuries, but had visible bleeding and welts.”
Worcester Police was able to locate the vehicle traveling on Lincoln St near the intersection of Goldthwaite Rd. After stopping the vehicle, Worcester Police said, “Officers observed a black paintball gun in the rear of the vehicle, and removed the two occupants. As they were speaking with the occupants, a third victim came up and reported that the males had just shot paintballs at him on Lincoln St.”
Worcester Police has identified the two male as Sean Pinkham, 21, of Douglas and John Slater, 18, of Belmont St.
Worcester Police say that Pinkham did not have a license to operate a motor vehicle and had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Pinkham was arrested and charged with Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (Paintball), Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon on a Disabled Victim, and Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.
Slater was charged with Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (Paintball) and Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon on a Disabled Victim.
Both Pinkham and Slater will be arraigned in court Worcester District Court.