Arrest made in fatal shooting at Springfield market

December 3, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police have made an arrest in connection with a robbery attempt at a Springfield convenience store that ended with the owner’s wife dead.

The victim of the shooting at the Knox Street Market on Friday night was identified Monday as 34-year-old Virginia Rodriguez-Veras. A second person was also shot but survived.

Police say three men entered the market in an attempt to rob it when there was gunfire and the suspects fled.

Police say 22-year-old Duryl Hale is facing several charges in connection with the shooting, including armed assault with intent to rob and assault and battery by discharging a firearm. Two other suspects remain at large.

Hale faces arraignment Monday. It could not immediately be determined if Hale had a lawyer who could respond to the allegations.

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