'Armed and dangerous' Pittsfield shooting suspect arrested at Conn. casino


PITTSFIELD >> The man wanted in connection with an Oct. 31 shooting in Pittsfield is in custody after being arrested at a Connecticut casino, according to Pittsfield Police.

Anthony Robertson, 33, was arrested by tribal police on Thursday at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn., according to Pittsfield Police. He arraigned in Norwich, Conn., for purposes of rendition back to Massachusetts.

As of Friday afternoon, it remained unclear when would be back in Berkshire County for arraignment on several charges, police said.

According to Pittsfield Police, they received information that Robertson was in the area of the casino and, in turn, notified the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Task Force, Hartford Police Department, the U.S. Marshals and the Connecticut Parole Department.

Police said Robertson denied his identity when being taken into custody, but was identified with photos provided by Pittsfield Police.

Robertson, who was considered to be armed and dangerous, was named by police as the main suspect in the shooting that occurred on Lincoln Street at 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 31.

The shooting is believed to have stemmed from an altercation that occurred at Lach's Lounge earlier that morning. The victim's wounds were not considered life-threatening.

A warrant for Robertson's arrest was issued on Nov. 4.

Police spotted Robertson, who is known to use the street name, "Dollar," in a vehicle on Wednesday evening shortly after the warrant was issued, but he led police on a pursuit. He eventually abandoned his vehicle and evaded arrest after leading police on a foot chase, according to a release issued by the police on Nov. 5,

Robertson, whose last known address was listed as Albany, N.Y., faces charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling and carrying a firearm without a license.

Pittsfield Police publicly thanked state and federal authorities on its Facebook page for assisting in locating and arresting Robertson.

Contact Bob Dunn at 413-496-6249.


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