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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Massachusetts
Joshua S. Levy, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Convicted Felon Sentenced to Five Years for Ammunition Offense

Defendant Involved in January 2022 Shooting in Residential Neighborhood in Everett

BOSTON – A previously convicted felon was sentenced on March 29, 2024, for illegally possessing ammunition in connection with a January shooting in a residential neighborhood of Everett.

Luis Rivera, 26, of Medford, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani to five years in prison and three years of supervised release.  In January 2024, Rivera pleaded guilty one count of being a felon in possession of ammunition. 

On the afternoon of Jan. 2, 2022, three individuals fired over 20 shots in an Everett neighborhood, during which multiple houses were struck by stray bullets. Rivera was identified as one of the shooters. Rivera is prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition due to prior convictions.  

Acting United States Attorney Joshua S. Levy; James M. Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Boston Feld Division; Everett Police Chief Steven A. Mazzie; and Chelsea Police Chief Keith Houghton made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah Hoefle of the Organized Crime & Gang Unit prosecuted the case.

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