Commonwealth v. MeneusAnnotate this Case
After a jury-waived trial, Defendant was convicted of various firearm charges. On appeal, Defendant challenged the denial of his motion to suppress the firearm, asserting that police officers lacked reasonable suspicion to stop him to investigate a report of shots fired at a vehicle. The Appeals Court affirmed. The Supreme Judicial court vacated the conviction and remanded for a new trial, holding that the motion judge erred in denying the motion to suppress because, assessing the totality of the circumstances leading to the stop of Defendant, the facts known to the police at the time of the seizure were not sufficient to establish reasonable suspicion that Defendant was connected to the alleged shooting at the vehicle.