Police: shooting suspect was in basement next door

Josiahi Matos (Photo Courtesy: New Bedford Police)

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) — New Bedford police have arrested a suspect in a weekend shooting.

Police said they found 20-year-old Josiahi Matos around 9:30 Monday night, hiding in the basement of a building on Bonneau Court. According to police, the building is next door to where the shooting happened on Sawyer Street Sunday afternoon.

Matos is accused of shooting a 32-year-old man several times in the legs. Police said the suspect and the victim knew each other.

Police said Matos would be arraigned in New Bedford District Court Tuesday morning.

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