Mashpee Shooting Suspect Held On $50,000 Cash Bail

Two suspects wanted in connection with a shooting last month in the New Seabury neighborhood of Mashpee were arraigned today in Falmouth District Court.

The two were returned to Massachusetts last night from Maine, where they fled after the March 29 incident.


David A. Byron, 21, of Falmouth, the alleged triggerman, was held on $50,000 cash bail and a probable cause hearing has been scheduled for May 5.

He was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault to murder while armed, possession of a firearm without a license, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling.

Leah M. Wiinikainen, 22, of Centerville, who was allegedly with Mr. Byron at the time of the shooting and who fled with him to Maine, was held on $5,000 bail. She was charged with being an accessory after the fact, and has also been scheduled for a probable cause hearing on May 5.

The Mashpee Police Department was called to 162 Gleneagle Drive in New Seabury shortly after 3 AM on March 29 for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found that a male in his 30s had been shot. He was transported to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis.

Following a brief investigation, Mr. Byron and Ms. Wiinikainen were apprehended less than seven hours later by Maine State Police following a traffic stop on Interstate 295 in Bowdoin. A gun was also recovered form the car pursuant to the execution of a search warrant.

In court documents, the shooting victim, who survived the incident, was identified as Herman Andrade, 35, of East Falmouth.


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