SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Springfield police say that the suspect in the city's 11th murder of 2013 shot a his girlfriend inside an apartment building, and then dumped her body in the street.
Police Sgt. John Delaney told 22News that Tyshianna J. Atkins, 19, of Springfield, was killed in Thursday afternoon's shooting on Federal Street.
According to Delaney, Atkins was shot by her boyfriend, 22 year-old Terrance Brown, as the two were arguing inside an apartment at 60 Federal Street. Delaney says Brown carried her body out of the apartment and left it on the street before running away.
Delaney says police spoke to witnesses, including the property manager of the apartment. The information led them to Brown, who was arrested just hours after the deadly shooting.
Brown will be arraigned Friday in Springfield District Court on charges of murder, carrying a firearm without a license, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling.