Suspect Arrested Following Lenox Shooting Incident
Lenox Police and the Berkshire County District Attorney’s office are investigating an early-morning shooting incident in the vicinity of Burger King on Pittsfield Road that sent the suspect and his victim to Berkshire Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police responded around 4 am Sunday after Lenox officers Dylan Bencivenga and Joseph Kennedy received a call to respond to the Howard Johnson motel for a man with a gunshot wound, according to Police Chief Stephen O’Brien.
A second call reporting another man, that turned out to be the suspect in the shooting which occurred in the parking lot of the Clean All Over Laundromat, was at a private residence near the Laundromat with minor injuries.
Lenox Police arrested 34-year-old Daniel Sheehan, of Lenox Dale, at the hospital where he was later treated and released. He was booked on a charge of armed assault with the intent to murder and is being held on $250,000 cash bail at the Berkshire County House of Correction. The suspect was scheduled to be arraigned Monday morning.
Assisting Lenox Police at the scene were officers from Lee, Stockbridge, Great Barrington, state police from the Lee barracks as well as the state police detective unit assigned to the Berkshire County DA’s office, the State Police Crime Scene Services unit, the State Police Firearms Identification Section and the State Police Forensic Scientists from the State Police Crime Lab. Berkshire County District Attorney Andrea Harrington also responded to the scene, according to Chief O’Brien.
The circumstances that led to the shooting remain under investigation. Authorities have not identified the victim hospitalized following the shooting.