By SCOTT JACKSON
An 18-year-old Randolph man was arraigned Monday on seven charges he is facing in relation to a Friday afternoon shooting in Quincy Center, which prosecutors said was a failed attempt to rob a drug dealer.
Cory Kisakye was pleaded not guilty to the charges – including armed robbery and unlicensed possession of a firearm – Monday afternoon in Quincy District Court. Bail was set at $25,000.
A second individual, a juvenile, has also been charged in connection with the shooting, but that person’s identity has not been made public because of his age.
Prosecutors said Kisakye and the juvenile were apparently walking around Quincy Center Friday afternoon with two loaded guns looking for someone to rob. Prosecutors said the pair arranged to meet a marijuana dealer in a stairwell outside the Mason Temple on Hancock Street and planned to rob him.
A witness told police the drug dealer fought his assailants and it was at that point a pistol in the juvenile’s hand went off. The drug dealer was not injured, and the shot pierced a nearby window.
Police were called to the scene around 1:50 p.m. Friday. Kisakye was arrested shortly thereafter in the garage at 1250 Hancock St., but the juvenile was able to flee the scene while leaving behind a backpack with two loaded handguns.
A State Police helicopter was called in to help hunt for the juvenile suspect after he fled the garage. The second suspect was arrested about an hour later at the corner of Furnace Brook Parkway and Newport Avenue after being spotted by two people listening to a police scanner.
Kisakye is due back in court April 19 for a probable cause hearing.