NEW BEDFORD — Police arrested a male who already has an open case for heroin trafficking on 18 charges Sunday in connection with two shooting incidents in the city earlier in the day.

New Bedford Police responded to the area of School Street about 2 a.m., for a report that a vehicle had been shot at. No one was injured in that incident but the vehicle was damaged.

Shortly after, police received a report that two males were shot in the area of 1087 County St. They were transported to Rhode Island Hospital.

After an investigation, detectives arrested Joshua Perry, 25, of 16 Roosevelt Street New Bedford on three counts of carrying a firearm without a license; three counts of carrying a loaded firearm; three counts of discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building; two counts of assault and battery by discharge of a firearm; carrying a weapon; possession of class B substance, subsequent offense; malicious damage to a motor vehicle; two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and two counts of attempt to commit assault and battery by discharge of a weapon. Perry has three open cases, for trafficking in heroin, possession of ammunition without a license and possession of class A substance, subsequent offense. He is being held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing November 7th.

In the course of the investigation, detectives also arrested Brandin Mayo, 24, of 369 Mill Street New Bedford, on charges of carrying a firearm without a license, carrying a loaded firearm, discharge of a firearm within 500 feet of a building and on a warrant. Mayo was arrested for discharging a firearm used in the shootings into the air outside his residence. He is being held without bail pending his next court date November 7th.

New Bedford Police Department