Pittsfield Police Arrest Pittsfield Man For Homicide
A quiet night on North street last night in Pittsfield turned into a shooting and the homicide of a Pittsfield man and the pretty quick action of police led to an arrest of another Pittsfield man.
Pittsfield Police Arrest Pittsfield Man For Homicide Pittsfield Police arrested a city man Tuesday night following a fatal shooting near the Family Dollar located on the west side of North Street, between Kent and Madison avenues. Edward Jennings, 34, of Pittsfield is charged with first-degree murder after shooting and killing 39-year old Lemond Grady, also of Pittsfield.
Police had the sidewalk in front of Family Dollar cordoned off for hours, finally releasing the scene around 10 p.m.
Pittsfield Police responded to the area of 631 North Street following a ShotSpotter activation and multiple 911 calls at approximately 6:18 p.m. Patrol units swiftly ascertained a description of the suspect, who fled the scene on foot, and arrested Jennings on the nearby Lincoln Street. Action Ambulance transported Grady to Berkshire Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Pittsfield Police, The Berkshire State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Berkshire District Attorney's Office, and Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington all responded to the scene.
The court will likely arraign Jennings Wednesday morning and additional charges may be pending. Pittsfield Police continue to investigate the shooting and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Koenig at 413-448-9700 ext. 570.
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