- Essex District Attorney’s Office
Media Contact for Haverhill Man Arraigned for Fatal Drive-By Shooting
Carrie Kimball Monahan, Director of Communications
Haverhill, Massachusetts — A 27-year old Haverhill man accused of a drive-by shooting which claimed the life of another Haverhill man, was arraigned for murder in Haverhill District Court today. Judge Stephen Abany ordered the defendant held without bail.
Eddy Manuel Almonte pleaded not guilty to murder and is scheduled to appear in court again on July 13, 2018 for a probable cause hearing.
Essex Assistant District Attorney Michael Dulany told the court that on May 17, 2018 Haverhill Police responded to two 911 calls. The first reporting that a man, later identified as Nike Colon, 20, was suffering from a gunshot wound near City Hall. The second reporting multiple shots fired in the area of Freeman and Washington Streets. Colon was transported to Merrimack Valley Hospital in Haverhill and med-flighted to Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston where he was pronounced dead. Police responding the Freeman and Washington Streets recovered evidence of a shooting and were able to determine that the victim as a passenger in a 2008 white Dodge truck. At approximately 5:00 pm, the defendant allegedly pulled up to the truck in a black Honda SUV and fired a gun into the truck.
The defendant was arrested on May 29th during an unrelated motor vehicle stop in Winchester, Virginia. He waived rendition and was returned to Massachusetts on a murder warrant over the weekend.
The defendant is represented by Attorney Eduardo Masferrer and is presumed innocent until proven guilty.