Taunton Teenager Accused of Daylight Shooting Indicted as Youthful Offender

Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced today that the 17-year-old accused of the September 29th non-fatal shooting of another teenager in Taunton’s Hopewell Park has been indicted as a Youthful Offender on a litany of felonies connected to the incident.

Edson Montrond, of Taunton, who was 16 at the time of shooting, was indicted by a Bristol County Grand Jury Friday on charges of armed assault with intent to murder, armed assault with intent to rob, assault and battery with a firearm, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon-causing serious bodily injury and unlawful possession of a firearm.

The youthful offender indictment means Mr. Montrond will be treated as an adult in the criminal justice system. The case will be held in what is commonly known as “an adult sitting of the juvenile court,” meaning the court is open to the public and the defendant faces adult criminal punishments if convicted.

Mr. Montrond is accused of shooting the victim multiple times during the daylight hours of September 29, 2015.

The defendant will be arraigned on the indictment on November 20th in Taunton Juvenile Court.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Stephen Nadeau and Kyle McPherson.  

Gregg Miliote
Director of Communications