Commonwealth v. WarrenAnnotate this Case
After a jury-waived trial, Defendant was convicted of unlawful possession of a firearm. Defendant appealed the denial of his motion to suppress a firearm and statements he made after his arrest, arguing that the police lacked reasonable suspicion to make an investigatory stop of him in connection with a breaking and entering that had occurred in a nearby home approximately thirty minutes earlier. The Appeals Court affirmed. The Supreme Judicial Court vacated the conviction, holding that the trial court erred in denying Defendant’s motion to suppress because the police lacked reasonable suspicion for the investigatory stop. Remanded.