Police investigate fatal shooting in Lawrence

A 19-year-old suspect is in custody, according to authorities.

LAWRENCE — A man has been shot and killed in Lawrence and a 19-year-old suspect is in custody, authorities said.

Officers responded to Crosby Street at about 8 p.m. Sunday for reports of shots fired, police said in a statement posted on social media.

Responding units found the victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest, according to The Eagle-Tribune.

The victim was identified Monday as Jeffrey Ruiz, 21, of Lowell.

He was treated at the scene by paramedics and EMTs and then was taken to Lawrence General Hospital where he died, police said.

Local and state police on Monday morning arrested Josef Guillen, 19, of Lawrence, at his home. He was arraigned later in the day in Lawrence District Court on a murder charge, and held without bail, according to the Essex District Attorney’s office.


The investigation is ongoing but police said the shooting does not appear to be a random act of violence. No possible motive was disclosed.

Material from the Associated Press was used in this report.


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