Jury acquits Dowdy

Recorder Staff
Published: 6/30/2017 7:23:00 PM

GREENFIELD — A jury has acquitted Tyson Dowdy of Turners Falls of the seven charges he faced following a shooting on Main Street on Oct. 31, 2015.

On June 22, Dowdy was found not guilty of carrying a loaded firearm without a license, possession of a firearm without a firearms identification card, carrying a firearm without a license, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery with a firearm, and two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon.

Dowdy had pleaded innocent to all charges at his arraignment in 2016. He had turned himself after Greenfield police announced they were seeking him in connection with a shooting.

The victim, Keith Daniels, 18, of Springfield, was shot in the leg on Main Street while trying to retrieve a drunk and belligerent relative with his brother and uncle, according to witness and victim interviews recorded by police, and Dowdy may have been fighting with the Daniels brothers for weeks, police said in court documents.

Daniels and his uncle told police about a man pointing a gun at them as they drove through a Chapman Street parking lot, and later shooting from a black Jeep as they caught up with the relative in question on Main Street, in front of Taylor’s Tavern & Restaurant.




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