Dangerousness Hearing Provides More Details in October Mountain Shooting
A dangerousness hearing for a third suspect provides new information in the October Mountain Shooting which left a 19 year old in critical condition.
According to The Berkshire Eagle, it seems the shooting stemmed from resentment over a breakup. Documents in the cases of the three suspects Kevin Nieves, 19, Luis Delvalle-Rodriguez, 23 and Daquan A. Douglas, 24, who have been arrested in connection are still sealed, but details are slowly emerging in court hearings.
In the late hours of August 20, into the early morning of August 21, there was a large party near Ashley Reservoir attended by the three suspects, as well as the victim and a male and female he arrived with. Nieves used to date the female who attended the party with the victim, and according to Douglas' Attorney, Dale Bass, at least one witness said Nieves couldn't move past the breakup.
Assistant District Attorney Joseph Yorlano, the victim's group felt uneasy and decided to leave, but once inside their vehicle, a "mob" of people began attacking the truck and eventually forced out the victim. Multiple gunshots were fired and the entire group scattered. Around 1 a.m. police received a 911 to report the shooting.
Douglas has pleaded not guilty to charges of armed assault with intent to murder, kidnapping, and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon. Nieves has pleaded not guilty to charges of armed assault to murder, illegal possession of a loaded firearm, kidnapping, and assault and battery. Delvalle-Rodriguez has pleaded not guilty to charges of armed assault with intent to murder, kidnapping, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Douglas and Nieves are being held without bail as dangerous, and Delvalle-Rodriguez is in custody pending his own dangerousness hearing, scheduled for today in Westfield District Court
All three cases are being heard in Westfield because of unspecified conflicts of interest among the Berkshire County legal community.