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Police arrest man in connection with shooting at Lynn deli

LYNN — Police have arrested a 30-year-old Dorchester man in connection with a shooting that took place at Brothers Deli last Wednesday. 

Deonte Curry was arrested Saturday and charged with trafficking 36-plus grams of a Class A and Class B drug, assault with a dangerous weapon, illegal carrying of a firearm, using a firearm in commission of a felony, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling. 

Curry was arraigned in Lynn District Court on Monday and held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing, which is scheduled for Sept. 28.

According to a statement from the Lynn Police Department, Curry was arrested following a motor vehicle stop conducted on Saturday; officers assigned to the department’s gang unit had noticed the vehicle, which was wanted in connection with a shooting that took place in the parking lot of Brothers Deli at 41 Market St.

Curry was taken into custody after his vehicle was stopped. At this time, police observed a large amount of narcotics in the vehicle; a search warrant was executed and police seized 68 grams of heroin and fentanyl and 38 grams of crack cocaine, the statement said.

Police said last week that the shooting — which Brothers Deli employees say took place at approximately 3:15 p.m. last Wednesday — was not a random act. It occurred after an argument between at least two suspects in the restaurant’s parking lot, police said. 

Police said the two suspects involved were known to each other. Multiple shots were fired in the incident; one of the bullets went through the front window of the restaurant. Three students from St. Mary’s, a school located near Brothers Deli, were inside the establishment at the time of the shooting, police said. 

The shooting remains under investigation, as police are still working to identify the other vehicle and person involved in the shooting, the statement said. 

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