Three Arrested, Man Shot in 'Baby Shower Gone Bad'

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  1. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    Three Arrested, Man Shot in 'Baby Shower Gone Bad'
    Wednesday, April 05, 2006

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A baby shower erupted into a fight among guests in which one man was shot and several other people, including the seven-months-pregnant guest of honor, were beaten with a stick, police say.

    Three people were arrested after the brawl, described by police as a "baby shower gone bad."

    Police said the shooting victim, Aristotle Garcia, got into a fight with a man who is dating his ex-girlfriend. The argument, over whether the woman let their 5-year-old daughter drink beer, escalated and drew in two other people — Jazz Rivas and Juan Velazquez, said Police Lt. Cheryl C. Claprood.

    When the baby shower's hostess tried to intervene, Rivas began hitting some of the guests, including the 22-year-old mother-to-be, with a large stick, she said.

    Velazquez fired a gun in the air, then fired it into the crowd, hitting Garcia in the stomach, according to police. Garcia, 26, was in stable condition at Baystate Medical Center. The mother-to-be was treated after the incident Saturday and released.

    Velazquez, 19, was arrested Tuesday and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, armed assault with intent to murder. He had not yet been arraigned as of Wednesday morning.

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    The man Garcia was initially fighting with, Antonio Santiago, 25, pleaded innocent to similar charges on Tuesday and was ordered held in lieu of $50,000 bail.

    Rivas, 22, pleaded innocent to three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and one count of assault and battery on a pregnant female. His bail was set at $10,000.
     
  2. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Good grief. What were all of those guys doing at a baby shower? I could see maybe the dad, maybe.... :eek: I stayed a long ways from the house during that time, it is a girl thing. [haay] [haay] [grlft]
     
  3. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    any time you have three men in the shower together with guns, something strange is going on...one of them must have dropped the soap [gone]
     
  4. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    :lol:
     
  5. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member


    It's now IN...a lot of my younger friends ..that are still having babies? They have men and women..to make the dad feel a part of the whole experience..

    I thought it was a good idea, as they are so hideous...that men should have to undergo that particular torture as well.. :D

    Seems right and fitting, to me... [angel]


    I always sent regrets...and a really nice gift... [raspberry]
     
  6. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    [haay] Nope, it's gay.
     
  7. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    That's sadistic.
     
  8. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member


    How succinct , and yet drives your point right home...Don't hold back E.L. Tell us how you really feel! [LMAO]
     
  9. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    :lol:
     
  10. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    [ditto]
     
  11. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    It's good to have another manly-man on the board. I should know, I am surrounded by estrogen at home. I think even the fish are female. :cry:
     
  12. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    [applaud] [boozingbuddies]
     
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