Teen under arrest in Springfield shooting

Teen under arrest in Springfield shooting

By Associated Press  |   Wednesday, December 15, 2010  |  http://www.bostonherald.com  |  Local Coverage

SPRINGFIELD – Police say a 34-year-old man is dead and an 18-year-old man is facing a murder charge following a shooting in Springfield.

Witnesses tell police that three armed men forced their way into a South End apartment at about 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday and shot and stabbed 34-year-old Ramon Leonardo-Cruz.

Leonardo-Cruz was taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound to the back and a stab wound to the chest. He was pronounced dead.

A car seen speeding from the scene was found a short time later. Juan Bermudez was arrested at his home and charged with murder. He is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday.

Police believe the slaying was drug-related and more arrests are possible.

It was the city’s 16th homicide of the year.

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