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Springfield (MA) police investigate homicide in city's North End
The Republican ^

Posted on 11/06/2011 6:24:07 AM PST by matt04

A man found dead on Chestnut Street early Sunday is the city's latest murder victim, according to a commanding Springfield police officer.

"Detectives are treating it as a homicide," Capt. Cheryl C. Clapprood said.

The victim was found outside 564 Chestnut St. in the city's North End some time after 2 a.m. Sunday.

Details were sketchy, but Clapprood said the man was declared "dead at the scene," and detectives are now attempting to learn what happened.

The homicide was reported while a dozen or more police units were at the scene of a 1:30 a.m. shooting incident involving an officer and the occupants of a stolen car. The alleged car thief, an 18-year-old male, was shot and wounded by the officer after the teen struck and injured the officer with the vehicle, Clapprood said.

The officer fired once, hitting the teenager, who remained in "very serious" condition at Baystate Medical Center, Clapprood said.

Back on Chestnut Street, police cordoned off the block between Bancroft Street and Brookline Avenue, where detectives were probing what -- and who -- caused the man's death.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: murder; springfield
Maybe another march and vigil will solve the crime problem.
1 posted on 11/06/2011 6:24:09 AM PST by matt04
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I think gun regulation would do the trick (gag reflex) how about a buy back from the law abiding criminal, this way they can pruchase a better gun to terrorize.

2 posted on 11/06/2011 6:27:21 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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