Suspect allegedly fired seven shots into a crowd, hitting a woman, over Memorial Day weekend; had been arrested and charged with Everett and Malden men in unrelated incident involving loaded firearm in 2022
Advocate staff report
A 19-year-old Malden man is facing assault and weapons charges stemming from a chaotic shooting where a female, 17, was shot on Revere Beach over the Memorial Day weekend, Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden announced.
Dashawn Teleau, 19, was charged in Chelsea District Court on June 8 with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, carrying a loaded firearm, illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling. Judge Paul Tressler ordered Teleau held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing this week.
On May 28, Revere Police responded to a ShotSpotter alert reporting seven shots fired in the area of 127 Centennial Ave. near Revere Beach in Revere. A witness to the shooting provided police with a 41-second video of the incident, which shows a large group of males fighting.
One of the males, who is wearing gray shorts with a large Nike logo on one leg, a white tank top and gray sneakers, pulls a black firearm from his pocket and fires seven or eight shots into the crowd. One victim received non-life-threatening injuries and was transferred to MGH for treatment. Seven rounds of 9mm ammunition were recovered from the scene.
Other suspects are expected to be charged in connection with the incident as another male is seen grabbing the firearm, throwing it in a bag and running away. According to sources, that suspect has tentatively been identified as another Malden man.
In addition to that shooting on the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend, a juvenile was previously charged in connection to a separate shooting at the beach at around the same time. Three people were reportedly shot in the incidents, as several fights broke out amid an eruption of chaos in the area.
The suspect was later identified as Teleau in a photo array by the victim.
“This was an extraordinarily dangerous and reckless action that could have led to more injuries, or even fatalities. The brazenness of sending bullets flying in a destination area for children and families is truly frightening,” Hayden said.
The case remains under investigation by Revere Police, State Police and staff assigned to the Suffolk District.
According to MBTA Police, Teleau was arrested and charged in connection with an unrelated firearm incident in April 2022. On April 4, 2022, at approximately 9:45 p.m., a Transit Police officer assigned to the North District was at the MBTA’s Wellington Station when they observed a motor vehicle driving the wrong way in the busway into the officer’s path of travel. The officer activated his emergency lights to get the operator’s attention and stop the vehicle from proceeding forward. The officer approached the vehicle and requested the operator, who was later identified as Tahjy Aurelien, 18, of Everett, produce a driver’s license, Aurelien stated he did not have a license and did not know who the owner of the car was. There were two other passengers inside the vehicle; they were later identified as Dashawn Teleau, then 18, and Zejarius Walle, both of Malden.
Based on the behavior of the occupants, the officer requested additional officers respond, and subsequently officers located a loaded .40 caliber firearm inside the vehicle, which all occupants had access to. All occupants were placed into custody for various firearm violations. Teleau was additionally charged with operating a motor vehicle without a license. All three were transported to Transit Police headquarters for the arrest booking process.