Tewksbury Police Arrest Made in Shooting at Motel 6



On June 6, 2017 the Tewksbury Police Department arrested Joseph Boidi, 29 of 168 Main Street, Wilmington for armed assault with intent to murder, carrying a firearm without a license, possession of ammunition without a license and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling. Also arrested was Leah Donovan, 30 of 30 Wildrose Drive, Dracut for assault and battery on a police officer, misleading a police officer, resisting arrest and 2 warrants for shoplifting and larceny.  


Officers responded to the Motel 6 for a report of a shot being fired. When Officer’s and Detective’s arrived on scene they located a shell casing and began to review surveillance footage. While on scene Donovan was approached by Officers and gave them a false name, resisted and kicked a Detective. She was placed into custody.  


Boidi was seen on video along with Donovan arguing with another male. Boidi drew a firearm and fired a shot. He was located standing outside of a room and was placed into custody. A .22 caliber pistol was located inside the vehicle he was operating.  


Ms. Donovan and the victim knew each other and had a prior history, no one was injured.


Both are due to be arraigned at Lowell District Court on June 6, 2017.    


The Tewksbury Police Department urges any citizens who suspect criminal activity to call the Dispatch Center @ 978-851-7373. If you wish to remain anonymous please call the Tip Line @ 978-851-0175 or send an email to tewks_detectives@tewksbury-ma.gov  


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