An Andover resident shot at a man over a car sale in Randolph, police say

The pair had arranged to meet through the OfferUp app, according to officials.

An argument between two men over the sale of a car in Randolph Monday afternoon escalated when one of the men allegedly pulled out a gun and fired it twice at the other, missing him, police say.

Authorities responded to an apartment complex at 625 South Main St. around 4 p.m. for a report of shots fired, Randolph police said in a statement.

An investigation showed 25-year-old Erolw Pope-Foster, of Andover, met a Woburn man selling a car through the OfferUp app, officials said. An argument and altercation then broke out over the price of the car, according to police.

“The victim fell to the ground and Pope-Foster allegedly pulled out a handgun and fired it twice at the victim, missing him,” authorities said in the statement.


The victim cut his hands on the ice and ran to the nearby Avon Fire Department station to seek help, officials said.

Police said they found Pope-Foster “hiding in the rear of one of the apartment buildings.” A revolver, wrapped in a rag, was found under a truck and seized as evidence.

Pope-Foster was arrested and faces charges of armed assault to murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, carrying a loaded firearm without a license, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling or building, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call authorities at 781-963-1212.