Editor’s Note: This article has been corrected to state John Brown Jr. was escorted to the Holyoke District Court Tuesday.
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – The suspect wanted by police for a shooting at the Unicorn bar in December walked into Holyoke District Court Tuesday to be arraigned.
Holyoke Police Captain Matthew Moriarty said 35-year-old John Brown Jr. of Springfield was escorted into the Holyoke District Court by his father, John Brown, on Tuesday. He was processed and taken to a local facility.
Brown Jr. was wanted for the following charges:
– Murder, Attempted
– Firearm, Discharge within 500 ft. of a building
– Firearm in Felony, Possess
– A&B with Firearm
– Firearm, Carry without a License
– Ammunition without FID Card, Possess
“Holyoke Police Detectives discovered Brown Jr. was at the Holyoke District Court. Upon the detectives arriving at court, they were advised Brown Jr. had been processed, transported and was not on scene,” stated Moriarty.
Officers were called to a shooting at the Unicorn Bar on High Street around 8:45 p.m. Saturday, December 17. They found a Hispanic man on the floor of the bar that had been shot several times.
An investigation found that after the victim was shot several times, he fell to the floor. Brown Jr. then allegedly shot the victim again while he was on the floor and then walked away from the incident. The victim is still in the hospital for his injuries.