PITTSFIELD -- A city man who allegedly shot at a family member's vehicle in broad daylight while both were driving, is being held on $10,000 bail.

Jerome Grandson, 25, of John Street, was arrested on Friday at his residence and charged with armed assault to murder, and other weapon charges for the alleged incident.

Grandson allegedly had a dispute with the victim over money, Pittsfield police Sgt. Michael Maddalena said.

The two engaged in an argument on Tuesday over the alleged debt, while they were both seated in their vehicles on John Street, before the victim drove off. Grandson, who was driving a 2001 Dodge Durango SUV, allegedly followed the victim and rear ended his car. After crashing into the vehicle on John Street, Grandson allegedly drove up to the passenger side and fired one shot between the front and rear passenger-side door, Maddalena said. Police uncovered a projectile inside the vehicle, he said.

Grandson was charged with discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building and possession of a firearm without a license. Police didn't uncover a gun at Grandson's home, but he does not have a license to carry one, Maddalena said. He was also hit with a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, for rear-ending the other vehicle.

Grandson is currently being held at Berkshire County Jail & House of Correction, pending an arraignment in Central Berkshire District Court.


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