Alleged West Dennis Shooter Held Without Bail

Saul Hernandez-Arroyo pleads not guilty, held pending dangerousness hearing...

Orleans, MA - Saul Hernandez-Arroyo, age 20, of West Dennis was arraigned in Orleans District Court Tuesday morning. 

He faces charges of:

  • Armed assault with a firearm with intent to murder
  • Assault and battery with a firearm
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling
  • Felony possesion of a firearm with defaced serial number
  • Two counts each of assault with a dangerous weapon and carrying a loaded firearm without a license

Hernandez-Arroyo is alleged to have shot a man in the head at the parking lot of Finley's Liquors on Route 28 in West Dennis.  Judge Robert Welsh ordered the defendant held without bail pending a danerousness hearing.  That hearing is scheduled for September 10th.

There is no update on the condition of the victim, who was medflighted to Massachusetts General Hospital following the 3 p.m. incident Friday. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on