Police in Virginia arrest Haverhill man suspected in fatal drive-by shooting

HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) — The suspect in a drive-by shooting in Massachusetts has been arrested in Virginia.

The Eagle-Tribune reports that 27-year-old Eddy Manuel Almonte, of Haverhill, was arrested Tuesday in Winchester, Virginia.

He is being held there while he awaits extradition.

Almonte is the suspect in the May 17 shooting of 20-year-old Nike Colon, who was killed while riding in the front passenger seat of a pickup truck by someone in a passing vehicle. Colon was driven to City Hall where firefighters administered first aid. The Haverhill man was flown to a Boston hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The district attorney’s office did not disclose a motive.

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Mayor James Fiorentini says the arrest shows the city won’t tolerate gang activity.

It could not be determined in Almonte had an attorney.

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