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2nd man faces charges in 2014 Pittsfield shooting

March 3, 2016

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the death of a man shot in the leg during what police called a botched drug deal in Pittsfield.

The Berkshire Eagle (http://bit.ly/1oRviJR ) reports that Laquan Johnson pleaded not guilty Wednesday to murder and firearms charges in connection with the November 2014 death of Anthony Gamache of Goshen. Johnson was held without bail.

Authorities say Gamache met two men in the parking lot of a Pittsfield supermarket to sell drugs, but the men instead tried to rob him and shot him in the leg. Gamache died the next day of a blood clot caused by the bullet wound.

Witnesses told police that the 20-year-old Johnson fired the gun.

Johnson’s attorney said there is an “identification issues” with the case against his client.


Information from: The Berkshire (Mass.) Eagle, http://www.berkshireeagle.com

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