Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Magazine Street near Central Square in Cambridge is seen in an image from Google Maps retouched to remove a watermark.

The lawyer for a man wounded in the Thanksgiving day shooting that killed a 27-year-old Cambridge woman – and who has been jailed since he was discharged from the hospital – says his client was taken from jail to the Woburn office of Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan without the attorney’s knowledge instead of going to court as he expected.

The attorney, Ismail Mohammad, has asked a Cambridge District Court judge to impose sanctions on Assistant District Attorney Thomas Brant and on an unidentified state trooper who allegedly transported Tyrre Herring from the Billerica House of Correction to the DA’s office in Woburn on Nov. 28. Mohammad said in a handwritten motion that when Herring said he was supposed to be in court that day, he was told he was not going to court. 

And when Herring said he had an attorney “he was told he did not have representation,” the motion said. 

Neither the Cambridge District Court clerk’s office nor Mohammad “were notified as to Mr. Herring’s whereabouts,” the attorney’s motion said. The motion suggested but didn’t clearly allege that Herring was questioned at Ryan’s office, saying Mohammad wants a copy of the “interview.”

A hearing on Herring’s dangerousness was originally scheduled for Nov. 28 but moved to Nov. 30. 

Police scanner recordings have identified Herring as the man wounded in the shooting; authorities have refused to name him. When asked, Ryan’s office said the district attorney has a policy of not identifying survivors.

As for Mohammad’s allegations, DA spokesperson Meghan Kelly said Monday she was still awaiting information about a response.

 The shooting early Thanksgiving on Magazine Street outside the Central Square Church killed Danasia Greene of Child Street in the North Point neighborhood and wounded Herring, of West Roxbury. Cambridge police arrested Herring the next day, when he was discharged from the hospital, on warrants from four courts. He has been held without bail since then on the ground of dangerousness; another hearing is scheduled for Dec. 18.

Ryan said Dec. 6 at a community meeting on the shootings that they were “a result of an ongoing dispute between people who know each other.” Law enforcement authorities said they expect to make an arrest soon.