Man Held Without Bail In Shooting Death Of Teen Who Knocked On His Door

A Massachusetts man charged with fatally shooting a 15-year-old boy who mistakenly knocked on his door looking for a friend has been ordered held without bail.

Forty-two-year-old Jeffrey Lovell was arraigned on a murder charge Monday.

Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni says police responded to Lovell's Chicopee home just before 1 p.m. Saturday, where officers discovered Dylan Francisco, of Springfield, outside suffering from a gunshot wound. He died at the hospital.

Police say Francisco and a friend were drinking alcohol nearby and became disoriented. They knocked on Lovell's door believing it was a friend's home. Police responding to a report of a break-in say Lovell fired through the door when a pane of glass broke.

Frank Flannery, Lovell's attorney, said he doesn't have enough information on the case to comment.



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