A 25-year-old Dorchester man is being held without bail after he allegedly shot up a home in Salem, including firing two bullets into the house that narrowly missed a mother nursing her infant, Salem police said.
Evans Timouche pleaded not guilty to charges of home invasion Monday in Salem District Court and is being held pending a dangerousness hearing set for Oct. 16, said Carrie Kimball-Monahan, spokeswoman for Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett.
According to Salem Police Sergeant Kristian Hanson, Timouche and two friends were attending a party on the second floor of a three unit apartment complex on Linden Street in the North Shore city on Saturday.
Around 2 a.m., Timouche was asked to leave, leading to a confrontation that ended with Timouche remaining at the party for another two hours, Hanson said.
Police received a call for shots fired at the address at 4:19 a.m.
According to Hanson, witnesses told police that when he was asked to leave a second time, Timouche forced the door of the apartment open and fired shots inside. He then went outside and fired shots again. About eight went off in total, Hanson said.
Two of the shots went through the window of the first floor apartment, almost hitting a 28-year-old woman who was nursing her 2-month-old child, Hanson said.
The investigation of the incident is ongoing. Timouche’s two friends have not been charged at this time, Hanson said.