CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man is facing charges after police say he fatally shot a 15-year-old boy who mistakenly knocked on his door believing it was a friend’s home.
Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni on Sunday said 42-year-old Jeffrey Lovell was charged with murder.
Police were called to a Chicopee home just before 1 p.m. Saturday, where responding officers discovered the victim with a gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died.
Detectives determined the victim and a friend were drinking alcohol nearby and became disoriented. They knocked on Lovell’s door believing it was a friend’s home. Police say Lovell retrieved his firearm and fired a single shot when a pane of glass broke.
Lovell is scheduled to be arraigned Monday. It’s unclear whether he has a lawyer.