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Man Arrested In Connection To Chicopee Fatal Shooting

A man was shot and killed in the area of 11 Elmer St. in Chicopee, MA. (Image via Google Maps)
A man was shot and killed in the area of 11 Elmer St. in Chicopee, MA. (Image via Google Maps)

A 33-year-old Chicopee man was arrested Saturday for allegedly shooting and killing a man Friday evening, according to authorities.

Alexis Cardenas-DeJesus was arrested around 3 a.m. Saturday, the Hampden County District Attorney's office said in a statement.

Police said the fatal shooting happened around 6 p.m. near Elmer Street in Chicopee. Officers arrived to the scene to find a man suffering from apparent gunshot wounds, according to the DA's office. The victim, who has been identified as Yasan Cabrera-Otero, 26, of Springfield, died of his injuries.

"Information was collected quickly identifying a suspect which led to a very quick arrest early in the morning on Saturday," the DA's office said in the statement.

Cardenas-DeJesus was arrested and charged with murder, illegal carrying of a firearm, and illegal possession of ammunition, the DA's office said. He is expected to be arraigned Monday in Chicopee District Court.

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