Hyannis shooting suspect arrested after traffic violation

The "Wedge" felon who couldn't shoot straight gets bit by a K-9 in Florida

William Hayes couldn't drive any better than he could shoot


William Hayes nabbed by traffic violation, will face additional charges when he is returned here.
BARNSTABLE - On February 11 the Citrus County Florida Sheriff’s Department (CCSD) contacted the Barnstable Police Department (BPD) to report they had "taken a bite out of crime" and said violent, wanted felon William Hayes was arrested by them on the outstanding warrant.

A CCSD Deputy stopped a vehicle for failure to stop at a red light, and the vehicle was being operated by Hayes.

William Hayes attempted to flee on foot, but he was apprehended by a CCSD K-9 after taking a few bites.

Hayes was transported and treated at a local hospital for  K-9 bites, and he has been charged with resisting arrest and possession of marijuana.

He is being held without bail at the Citrus County Jail on the local charges and the Barnstable PD outstanding warrant and is due in court on February 27th, 2012.

Wedge shooting still under investigation, Police ask your help on second shooter

Mr. Hayes seems to be more dangerous behind the wheel than behind a gun because he apparently can't drive any better than he can shoot. In the January 19th incident Hayes shot at his intended victim several times at close range at an alleged pot house in the Wedge, but still missed, and now Barnstable Police say that investigation into the Hiramar Road shooting is still ongoing.

     Anonymous tip-line 
          (508) 778-3874
Initial reports indicated only Hayes was involved in the shooting. However, shell casing from two (2) different firearms were recovered at the shooting scene. Attempts are being made to identify the person that was firing the 2nd gun.

Additional charges will be filed against Hayes when he returns to Massachusetts including multiple counts of assault by means of a dangerous weapon/handgun.

If you have any information about the 2nd unidentified shooting suspect please call the Barnstable Police Department at 508-778-3874. Your call can remain anonymous.

Below is our report from January 20:

Barnstable Police seek William A Hayes, 31, felon who couldn't shoot straight


   20 Hiramar Road in Hyannis is a few feet south of Falmouth Road in the infamous "Wedge."

Pregnant girlfriend Teiza Lopez, 29, returns to crime scene, bumps into police



Teiza Lopez left crime scene shouting "Hurry, hurry", apparently to Hayes, but returned shortly after presumably for drugs left at scene and walked into the arms of waiting Barnstable Police.
HYANNIS - On Thursday, January 19, 2012, at 8:43pm, Barnstable Police Dispatch received several calls reporting “shots fired” at 20 Hiramar Rd, Hyannis. Responding officers located several witnesses that told them there was a shooting at 20 Hiramar Rd, Hyannis.

Attempts to contact any persons inside the residence met with negative results. A Barnstable Police officer made entry into the residence and found it to be empty. Located in plain view inside the residence were drug distribution paraphernalia and several bags which appeared to contain narcotics.

Additional witnesses were also located. They told police immediately after the shots people ran out the rear of 20 Hiramar Rd

Two of the people were identified as William A Hayes, age 31 and Teisa Lopez, age 29. Hayes and Lopez are boyfriend and girlfriend. Hayes resides at 20 Hiramar Rd. Hayes was observed telling Lopez, “hurry hurry” as they entered Lopez’s minivan and left the area at a high rate of speed.

Police Investigators recovered numerous shells casing in front and to the rear of 20 Hiramar Rd. They also discovered several neighboring houses had been hit with stray bullets. One residence had a bullet strike its living room window. Present in the living room at the time were three people.

One of those people was a pregnant female. Police Investigators located the intended target of the shooting. He told investigators he got into a verbal dispute with Hayes outside the residence.

Hayes pointed a handgun at him and began to shoot. The victim took off running with Hayes continuing to shoot as he chased the victim. The victim was not struck.

Lopez returns, charged as accessory to armed assault with intent to murder

While Police Investigators were still at the shooting scene Lopez returned to the area.

She parked the minivan and entered the rear of 20 Hiramar Rd. She was startled to find Police Investigators still inside the residence. Lopez denied being present during the shooting and helping Hayes flee the area. She was placed under arrest and charged with obstruction of justice and accessory after the fact/armed assault with intent to murder.


Latest Hyannis shooting happened in the middle of 'The Wedge.'

 A search warrant for 20 Hiramar Road was obtained and executed. Police located drug distribution paraphernalia, 3 grams of cocaine, and 7 grams of heroin.

As a result, Lopez was charged with possession with intent to distribute both heroin and cocaine. A search of her minivan resulted in the recovery of over $2,500 in cash.

She was arraigned in Barnstable District Court today and held on a $10,000 cash bail. Attempts to locate Hayes  meet with negative results.

Barnstable Police obtained an arrest warrant for HAYES charging him with armed assault with intent to murder, illegal possession of firearm, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of dwelling, possession of cocaine and heroin with intent to distribute.

Both Hayes and Lopez are known to local law enforcement. Lopez is currently out on a $5000 cash bail for a counterfeiting charge. She is due back in Barnstable Court on February 9th, 2012. Hayes has an extensive criminal history with numerous arrests and convictions for distribution of narcotics. He was recently released from States Prison after serving a 3 year term for trafficking cocaine 28-100 grams. Police are actively seeking him.

Barnstable Police anonymous Tip line is (508) 778-3874. The exact motive of the shooting is still being looked into. Both the victim and suspect are known to each other. Additional charges are expected to be filed against Hayes including being an armed career criminal. Hayes has three (3) or more violent felony and/or drug convictions which if convicted would mean an enhanced prison term.

If you know where he can be found please call the Barnstable Police Department at (508) 778-3874. Your call can remain anonymous.

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