Lowell woman found guilty of manslaughter in fatal road rage shooting

Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 1.

The Lowell woman accused of shooting a Peabody man to death following a road rage incident has been found guilty of voluntary manslaughter.

Graciela Paulino, 22, was also found guilty of carrying a firearm and carrying a loaded firearm by a Middlesex Superior Court Jury in connection with the death of Marc Devoe, 34. Her sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 1, according to a news release from the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.

It was around 12:39 p.m. on Feb. 15, 2018 that Lowell police went to YMCA Drive in Lowell for a report of a vehicle involved in a crash, and a motorist shot, the release said. When officials arrived, they found the vehicle Devoe was in had struck a jersey barrier near where YMCA Drive intersects with the exit to the Gallagher terminal on Thorndike Street, and that he was suffering from one gunshot wound to the chest. Devoe was taken to Lowell General Hospital and pronounced dead.

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Prior to the shooting, Paulino reportedly got into an altercation with Devoe and the man he was with while driving near Gallagher terminal, according to the release.

“Paulino then followed Devoe and his passenger, eventually shooting the victim once in the chest,” the release said. “Moments after the shooting, the victim drove a short distance before crashing his vehicle on YMCA Drive.”