Man facing charges after shots fired in Onset

Zachary Bondheim – Wareham Police photo

ONSET – From Wareham Police: On Sunday, October 14, at about 10:15 p.m. officers responded to the area of West Boulevard for a report of a shooting in the street. Further information was that there was an altercation involving several individuals and a suspect fired a gun from a dark colored auto before fleeing the scene.

Officers determined no one was struck by gunfire and the shooting was the result of an argument with a resident of West Boulevard. Detectives were able to identify a shooter and located a spent cartridge near the corner of Eighth Street and West Boulevard which was collected as evidence.

Wareham police officers went to the suspect’s home in Middleboro, accompanied by Middleboro Police. After investigation, Zachary Blondheim, 21, of Middleboro was placed under arrest and transported back to Wareham Police headquarters where he was held on $10,000 cash bail. He will be arraigned in Wareham District Court on Monday morning. Mr. Blondheim is charged as follows;

• Assault with a dangerous weapon.
• Discharging a firearm with 500’ of a dwelling.
• Carrying a firearm while loaded without a license.
• Possession of ammunition without an FID card.

Acting Police Chief John Walcek praised his officers for quickly identifying the shooter and making an arrest. He said, “As the result of good police work, the suspected shooter was identified and placed in custody less than 2 hours of the initial incident.” He also said, “While the primary suspect was arrested, this remains an active and open investigation.”
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