Skip to comments.Springfield PD continue investigating 9th homicide of year, series of unrelated stabbings in city
Posted on 08/10/2014 1:41:14 PM PDT by matt04
While some city residents were enjoying a weekend highlighted by a bright Supermoon and the successful Springfield Jazz and Roots Festival, others found themselves involved in spats of violence that kept first responders and doctors at the Bay State Medical Center busy.
The city's 9th homicide of the year took place Saturday around 5 p.m. when police arrived at William DeBerry Elementary School on Union Street in the city's Old Hill neighborhood to investigate after a Shotspotter activation and 911 calls. The victim, 26-year-old city resident Lamar P. Kelly, was found with a single gunshot wound and was, according to police, in possession of a bag of white powder thought to be cocaine weighing approximately 53 grams.
Kelly was taken to Baystate Medical Center where he was pronounced dead and police are looking for a small gray Honda which was seen speeding off around the time of the shooting.
The shooting, according to police, is not believed to be a random attack.
Another shooting with a victim took place around 4 a.m. Sunday at a house party in an apartment near the intersection of Orange and Palm streets. Police report that an officer on patrol heard the gunshot coming from an apartment at 403 Orange St. in the lower Forest park neighborhood that left a man injured on the back porch of the residence.
Several unrelated stabbings reported on Saturday and early Sunday morning also left victims in their wake.
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The purpose of gun “control” laws is to disarm the non-violent, honest citizens and to leave guns in the hands of violent criminals.
(so that the criminals can waltz right in and take whatever they feel is ‘rightfully’ theirs)
“Forgive me, Don Bartholomew.”
Drug dealers killing each other. “gun control” laws do not apply.
DeBerry School used to have the best Field Day teams. Now they have the best drugs. Kensington Ave is a close second.
Springfield uses Shotspotter?
Springfield has the basketball hall of fame. Nice place. Also the Indian Motorcycle Museum. Visit the Big E in West Springfield, but avoid Six Flags. Visit Lake Compounce instead.
The Springfield Armory museum is great place to visit.
Yes.. it is another nice one...