Two men involved in Elm Street shooting arraigned in hospital
Trevor M. Pemble, 28, of Pittsfield and Marchenne T. Hanson, 40, whose address is listed as homeless in Great Barrington, both entered not guilty pleas to their respective charges before Judge Jennifer Tyne.
Pemble was ordered held on $15,000 bail; Hanson was ordered held without bail, pending a dangerousness hearing next week.
Police reports described a bloody scene at the Elm Street apartment, a search of which recovered a pair of handguns and several spent shell casings.
About 6 p.m. Friday, police were dispatched to Elm Street upon notice of a Shotspotter gunfire detection system activation, as well as several 911 calls reporting shots fired at that location.
When police arrived, they found Pemble on the front porch with a gunshot wound to his abdominal area, claiming the man who had shot him was in the backyard.
Pemble told police he returned fire at his assailant after he'd been shot.
While police tended to Pemble's injuries, other officers found Hanson in the driveway of the house next door, "covered in blood" and reporting he'd been shot.
Witnesses told police the shooting occurred in Pemble's apartment.
On the porch of Pemble's apartment, officers found a silver semi-automatic handgun with black electrical tape on the handle. On the kitchen counter, police found a second gun — a black and silver Ruger handgun.
Both men were taken to Berkshire Medical Center for treatment of their injuries. Pemble was wounded in the abdomen and right arm. Hanson was wounded in his left leg.
According to court documents, Hanson told police he was inside the apartment when the shooting took place, admitted to firing a weapon and said he was shot outside of the apartment as he was leaving.
Pemble told police there were several men in his apartment and he was shot by one of them before firing his own weapon at the shooter, hitting him.
A witness corroborated that account.
A background check showed Pemble has an active license to carry a weapon. Hanson does not, police said.
Hanson entered not guilty pleas to charges of assault and battery with a firearm and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building and possession of a firearm without a firearms identification card. His dangerousness hearing scheduled for June 19.
Pemble entered not guilty pleas to charges of assault and battery with a firearm and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building. He is due back in court on July 11 for a pretrial hearing.
The investigation remains open and Pittsfield Police ask anyone with information to contact the department's Detective Bureau at 413-448-9705.
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