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Suspect In Shooting At Motel 6 Held Without Bail

Jun 13, 2017 12:14PM ● Published by Bill Gilman

Gun allegedly used in a shooting at the Motel 6.


Atty. Paul King

 Editor's note: The following article is based on information released by the Tewksbury Police Department.

Joseph Boldi

 Tewksbury Police arrested Joseph Boidi, 29 of 168 Main St., Wilmington for armed assault with intent to murder, carrying a firearm without a license, possession of ammunition without a license and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling. Also arrested was Leah Donovan, 30 of 30 Wildrose Drive, Dracut for assault and battery on a police officer, misleading a police officer, resisting arrest and 2 warrants for shoplifting and larceny.   

Officers responded to the Motel 6 at 11:05 p.m. on June 5, for a report of a shot being fired.  When Officer’s and Detective’s arrived on scene they located a shell casing and began to review surveillance footage.  While on scene, Donovan was approached by Officers and gave them a false name, resisted and kicked a Detective.  She was placed into custody. 

Leah Donovan

 No one was injured. 

Boidi was seen on video along with Donovan arguing with another male.  Boidi drew a firearm and fired a shot at the man's head..  He was located standing outside of a room and was placed into custody.  A .22 caliber pistol was located inside the vehicle he was operating.  

Both were  arraigned at Lowell District Court on June 6. Judge Stacey Fortes ordered Boldi held without bail, pending a dangerousness hearing.  Donovan was held on $2,000 cash bail.

According to court prosecutors, the victim in the case was a 41-year-old former boyfriend of Donovan.

The Tewksbury Police Department urges any citizens who suspect criminal activity to call the Dispatch Center @ 978-851-7373.  If you wish to remain anonymous please call the Tip Line @ 978-851-0175 or send an email to [email protected]  


 Boidi was seen on video along with Donovan arguing with another male.  Boidi drew a firearm and fired a shot at the man's head..  He was located standing outside of a room and was placed into custody.  A .22 caliber pistol was located inside the vehicle he was operating.  

No one was injured. 

Both were  arraigned at Lowell District Court on June 6. Judge Stacey Fortes ordered Boldi held without bail, pending a dangerousness hearing.  Donovan was held on $2,000 cash bail.

According to court prosecutors, the victim in the case was a 41-year-old former boyfriend of Donovan.

The Tewksbury Police Department urges any citizens who suspect criminal activity to call the Dispatch Center @ 978-851-7373.  If you wish to remain anonymous please call the Tip Line @ 978-851-0175 or send an email to [email protected]  

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