February 19 2019

Second Suspect in Woburn Shooting Arrested in Burlington


A second suspect in a weekend shooting in Woburn was arrested at his place of employment in Burlington.

Woburn Chief Robert Rufo reports that the Woburn Police Department has arrested and charged a second man with his alleged involvement in a shooting on Highland Street over the weekend.

Aaron B. Cooper, 29, of Boston was charged with:

- Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon Causing Serious Bodily Injury

- Assault to Murder with a Firearm

- Discharging a Firearm Within 500 Feet of a Building

- Illegal Possession of Ammunition

- Possession of a Firearm Without a FID Card

- Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class D Drug (Marijuana)

Cooper was arrested on Sunday without incident as he walked into work in Burlington. Authorities did not say where in town he worked.

According to police, at approximately midnight Saturday morning, February 16, Woburn Police responded to Highland Street for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located a 43-year-old Woburn man who was suffering from two gunshot wounds to his legs. The man was transported to a local hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

Through the subsequent investigation it was determined that Cooper and his brother Asa Cooper, 28, of Dorchester, were allegedly involved in the shooting. The incident remains under investigation.

As of Tuesday afternoon, no firearms have been recovered. The victim and suspects are known to each other and the incident was not random.


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