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2 arrested in connection with Worcester homicide

August 21, 2015

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Worcester police have arrested two people in connection with a fatal shooting in the city last weekend.

Police said in a statement that 30-year-old Matthew Pye, of Webster, was arrested late Thursday in connection the death last Sunday of 24-year-old Shane Bennett.

Pye’s arrest follows the arrest Wednesday of 33-year-old Jeffrey Johnson, of Worcester.

Pye faces firearms and drug charges and is schedule to be arraigned Friday.

Johnson faces armed robbery charges.

Officers responded to an intersection at about 11:15 p.m. Sunday for a report of an assault. A group of people on the sidewalk directed police to a grassy area next to an apartment complex where they found Bennett with a gunshot wound.

His death was Worcester’s fifth homicide of the year.

The investigation is ongoing.

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