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Arrest made in death of woman found shot in running SUV

January 6, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Springfield police say they’ve made an arrest in the shooting death of a woman found in the driver’s seat of a running SUV.

Police say they arrested 40-year-old Pedro Vasquez on Monday evening. He faces murder and other charges.

Early Monday morning, officers responded to a report that someone had smashed the window of an SUV.

Police say they found a 30-year-old woman shot inside the vehicle. She was in the driver’s seat and the motor was revving.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her name was not immediately released.

The woman was found near a city school, but police say students were never in any danger.

They say it appears she was the victim of domestic violence.

The investigation is ongoing.

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