PITTSFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Pittsfield Police have arrested a man in connection with a deadly shooting incident that happened at around 4:22 p.m. Monday.
According to a news release sent to 22News by the Pittsfield Police Department, at approximately 4:22 pm Pittsfield Police were called to an area near the intersection of King Street and Von Nida Avenue for a ShotSpotter activation. Officers found evidence of shell casings.
Investigating officers learned that two gunshot victims drove themselves to Berkshire Medical Center following this incident. Officers who responded to Berkshire Medical Center spoke with a woman who had sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. The second victim, identified as 26-year-old Stephan Curley of Pittsfield, died due to his injuries in the hospital overnight.
Police learned that a known suspect fired several rounds at the victims, which resulted in injuries to both victims. The investigation by Pittsfield Police has led to the arrest of 27-year-old Laquan Johnson of Pittsfield.
Johnson was arraigned at Pittsfield District Court Tuesday morning on a single count of murder. He pleaded not guilty and is being held without bail. Johnson expected to face charged of assault to murder, possession of a firearm without an FID card, and possession of ammunition without an FID card.
Pittsfield Police Department asks anyone who wishes to provide information about this incident to contact Detective Civello at 413-448-448-9700 extension 522. Information can also be provided anonymously via the Detective Bureau Tip Line at 413-448-9706, or by texting PITTIP and your message to TIP411 (847411).