By Tara Ross –

On August 2, Fitchburg Police responded to the area of 2 Pritchard St. around 3 p.m. for a person shot.

Upon arrival officers located a 30-year-old male who was shot in his femoral artery and in the leg.

The male was transported to an area hospital where he currently is in stable condition.

Fitchburg Police obtained information that the suspect was Ramon Baez, 33, of Gardner and on Monday troopers with the State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section with members of the US Marshals task force, and members of the Middlesex Sheriff’s and Massachusetts Parole departments arrested Baez at the Super 8 hotel in Gardner.

While searching the suspect, troopers recovered a loaded 9MM handgun with a 16-round clip in his fanny pack, along with approximately 13 grams of cocaine and six grams of heroin.

Baez has been charged with several warrants, including one for attempted murder, assault and battery with a firearm, and related firearms offenses in connection with the Aug. 2 shooting.

Baez has also been charged with several other warrants charging him with, among other offenses, indecent assault and battery, breaking and entering, larceny, possession of a silencer and other firearms crimes, and motor vehicle crimes, including reckless operation and having a young child in his vehicle without a car seat.