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Man found shot to death, police say 19-year-old man arrested and charged with murder

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Dec. 7 2021, Published 1:23 p.m. ET

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A fatal shooting in Massachusetts left one dead and now police say a teenager has been arrested and charged in connection to the murder.

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Around 8 p.m. on Dec. 5, the Lawrence Police Department said officers responded to a report of shots fired.

At the scene, officials said they found a man, later identified as 21-year-old Jeffrey Ruiz, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

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Ruiz was taken to the Lawrence General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.

On Dec. 6, Lawrence police and Massachusetts State Police detectives arrested 19-year-old Josef Guillen at his home in connection to the murder.

Guillen, whom police allege is a marijuana dealer, was charged with murder and held without bail, 10 Boston reported. He is due in court again on Jan. 27.

The incident is an ongoing investigation by Lawrence police, the Essex State Police Detective Unit and the Essex County District Attorney’s Office.


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