Springfield shooting victim has died; Suspect charged with murder, several other crimes

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The man shot outside a commercial building at the corner of Carew and Chestnut Streets in Springfield last week has died. A suspect has been arrested in connection with his murder and various other crimes.

Springfield Police Department spokesman Ryan Walsh told 22News the victim was transferred from Baystate Medical Center to Mass General Hospital in Boston, where he passed away Monday.

Twenty-two-year-old Isaiah Taylor has been charged with the victim’s murder. The victim, whose identity has not been released yet, was also struck by a car on State Street February 23. Walsh said Taylor has been identified as the suspect in that incident as well, and is said to have intentionally drove the car into the now-deceased victim that day.

Taylor is also the suspect in the shooting on Clifton Avenue Tuesday morning, in which a man was seriously injured. Walsh said the victim of that shooting remains in intensive care at this time.

Taylor was taken into custody Tuesday after a car he was riding in was pulled over following the Clifton Avenue shooting. Walsh said he was then identified as responsible for the shooting on Clifton Avenue, and a firearm was recovered nearby on Wilbraham Road.

Taylor is scheduled to be arraigned in Holyoke District Court Wednesday on the following charges:

  • March 16 shooting: Murder
  • Arrest warrant March 16 shooting: Firearm-armed assault to murder, attempted assault and battery with a firearm, carrying a firearm without a license, discharging firearm within 500 ft of a building
  • March 24 shooting: Firearm-armed assault to murder, carrying a firearm without a license, discharging firearm within 500 ft of a building, possession of a large capacity feeding device, carrying a loaded firearm without a license, assault and battery by discharging a firearm, giving a false name to a police officer
  • March 19 incident arrest warrant: Firearm-armed carjacking
  • February 23 incident: Assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon- motor vehicle
  • October 27, 2018 incident default warrant: Possession of a firearm without a FID card, assault with a dangerous weapon, resisting arrest

Taylor’s photo will be released after his arraignment.

Taylor’s alleged accomplice in the Clifton Avenue shooting and the February 23 car incident–21-year-old Tyrese Amaro of East Longmeadow–has also been arrested. Walsh said Amaro was the driver of the car involved in the Clifton Avenue shooting Tuesday and was the owner and passenger in the car during the February 23 hit and run incident. Amaro is charged with accessory after the fact and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon in connection with those crimes.

Springfield Police Department

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