For Immediate Release - August 07, 2012

Two Andover Teens Plead Not Guilty To Shooting Into Crowd With Pellet Gun

Louis Correra, 17, of 8 Fairfax Drive, and Benjamin Warren, 18, of 24 Chester Street, both of Andover, pleaded not guilty today in Lawrence District Court to five counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, a pellet gun.

While traveling in a motor vehicle shortly after 9:00 o’clock last night, the defendants allegedly shot into a crowd of about 30 people outside the Orange Leaf frozen yogurt store on Park Street in Andover, hitting five people. 

Both defendants were ordered by Judge Mark Sullivan to wear electronic bracelets and be confined to their homes except for school and work, undergo mental health evaluations and take part in any treatment deemed necessary, stay away from and have no contact with the alleged victims, stay away from the Orange Leaf, and surrender all weapons.  

Both men will return to court on September 20 for a pre-trial conference.

Essex Assistant District Attorney Kimberly Gillespie represented the Commonwealth at arraignment.  Correra is represented by Attorneys Alex Cain and Andrew Zeiberg, and Warren is represented by Attorney Jessica Pacheco.