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Third suspect charged with murder in 2017 shooting

July 7, 2019

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Another person has been charged with murder in the 2017 shooting death of the death of a 22-year-old Pittsfield woman, who police say was caught in the crossfire of a gunfight.

The Berkshire Eagle reports 27-year-old Elizabeth Perez was arrested by state police on Wednesday in Quincy.

Three others have been arrested since the shooting.

Charges against 46-year-old Carey Pilot and 39-year-old Gary Linen were dropped, then later reinstated amid questions about evidence presented to their grand juries.

The charges against then 19-year-old Josaiah Bynum were dropped and not reinstated.

Prosecutors allege Pilot started the Oct. 2, 2017, shootout when she opened fire toward Perez and Linen.

Jones, who was in a nearby parked car, was struck in the head by a stray bullet.

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