LOWELL -- Leroy Mey, the suspect in last Thursday's triple shooting on Chelmsford Street, turned himself in to police Tuesday morning, Superintendent William Taylor said.
Mey allegedly shot at a car driving away from the BP gas station across from Lincoln Elementary School Thursday afternoon only minutes after students were released from school. No one from the school was harmed.
Three men in a Mitsubishi were shot as the car drove away from the BP gas station in what police described as a drug deal gone awry.
Police released Mey's name, photo and description on Friday, and Mey's brother was arraigned on Monday with multiple illegal gun possession charges, which were said to be related to the shooting.
Mey turned himself in to police just after 8 a.m. Tuesday and could be arraigned in Lowell District Court later in the day. He was wanted on three counts of armed assault with intent to murder and numerous firearms violations.
"We're grateful to have Mr. Mey in custody because we deemed him a serious threat to the community based on his actions last week," Lowell Police Supt. William Taylor said Tuesday morning. "He was definitely a dangerous individual and we're glad that he's in custody."
The victims' injuries were said to not be life-threatening, though two of the victims remained in the hospital as of Monday, according to police. The parties involved in the shooting were known to each other, police said.
Mey's brother, Sydney Mey, was arraigned Monday in Lowell District Court and held on $5,000 bail. He was charged with carrying a firearm without a license, possession of ammunition with a firearms identification card, possession of a large-capacity firearm, and carrying a loaded firearm without a license.
A woman who called police about Sydney Mey's guns and ammunition said she believed he was holding them for his brother a day after the shooting. Taylor said police couldn't verify that the guns and ammunition were Leroy Mey's.
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