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Arrest Made in Mt. Pleasant St Shooting

For Immediate Release: 7/10/2020 3:36 pm

During the investigation, police arrest 33-year-old Jose Merced of 1 Eames Ave. Mr. Merced was charged with Armed Assault to Murder, Assault and Battery by Gun, Use of a Firearm in a Felony, Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, Carrying a Firearm without a License, Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card, Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of the Building.

The investigation continues.

On July 9th, 2020 at about 4:50 PM, Worcester Police were dispatched to Mount Pleasant St for a report of a gunshot victim. Upon arrival, officers located a conscious male victim who had been shot. Officers rendered medical aid, and the victim was transported to the hospital by paramedics. The Crime Scene Unit and Detective Bureau arrived and began investigating

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