A Haverhill man apprehended in Kingston, N.H. Wednesday as a fugitive from justice appears today before a Haverhill District Court judge on gun-related and child endangerment charges.
Haverhill Police Lieutenant Robert P. Pistone said 22-year-old Joel Burgos of Haverhill waived extradition proceedings and was charged at Haverhill Police Station Thursday night. He is being held at Middleton House of Correction. Burgos was arrested by New Hampshire authorities on an outstanding warrant, charging him with possession of a firearm without a firearm identification card. He was brought to Haverhill Police headquarters shortly after 7 p.m., Thursday.
He was named a fugitive from justice based on an extraditable warrant from Haverhill District Court in connection with an incident Sept. 17 in the area of the area of Essex and Locke Streets where gunshots were fired from a vehicle after “a suspected altercation between two male parties.” At the time of the gunshots, police said, the suspect had an infant child in the back seat.
Burgos is also facing additional charges of discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, possession of ammunition without a firearms identification card and reckless endangerment of a child.