VIDEO: Detectives actively pursuing leads in 2014 Springfield murder case


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the Hampden County District Attorney’s Office are looking for suspect(s) responsible for the 2014 murder of Jose M. “Tatu” Gonzalez.

Gonzalez was shot and killed on August 8, 2014, at approximately 3:00 a.m. on the I-91 North on-ramp in the North End of Springfield. Gonzalez’s pearl white Ford explorer pick up truck was found crashed in West Springfield approximately 20 minutes after he was killed.

The Hampden DA’s office released a video Wednesday using 22News footage from the night of the murder. In the video, Massachusetts State Police Detective Michael McNally says detectives are actively pursue leads in the cold case.

Detectives are looking to identify the occupant(s) of a 2001-2007 Nissan Pathfinder that was seen in the area of Gonzalez the night he was murdered (pictured below and in the video).

“We have not forgotten Tatu, his family has not forgotten, and we will continue to pursue leads in this case until we find the person or persons responsible for Tatu’s murder,” McNally said. “Those with information should not be intimidated into remaining silent. Someone knows something. By coming forward and telling the truth, you are assisting in making the streets safer for everyone, and most importantly safer for our children.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at 413-505-5941 or text ‘SOLVE’ to 274637 followed by your tip.

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