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Arrest Made in Shooting on Crystal Street

For Immediate Release: 9/6/2013 3:38 pm

Worcester, MA (September, 6, 2013) - On September 5, 2013 Worcester Police obtained an arrest warrant for 20-year-old Radhames Diaz of Worcester.  The warrant was issued in regard to a shooting that occurred on July 15, 2013 in the area of Crystal and Illinois Streets.  The Worcester Police Shooting Response Team located Mr. Diaz and placed him under arrest.

Radhames Diaz, 20, of 111 Harrison Street, Worcester was charged with Armed Assault with Intent to Murder, Carrying a Loaded Rifle, Possession of Ammunition, Discharging a Firearm Within 500 Feet of a Dwelling and Assault and Battery with a Dangerous.

According to the preliminary investigation, on Friday, July 12, 2013, at approximately 5:17 PM the 19-year-old gunshot victim was standing with his friends at the intersection of Crystal and Illinois Streets when the incident occurred.  A vehicle pulled up to the group and a male exited the car firing a shot at them.  The 19-year old male was struck and treated for injuries which were described as non-life threatening.

During the investigation a male identified as Shane Bennett, 22 years old of 4 Clement Street, was placed under arrest after it was determined that he provided false information to investigators. Mr. Bennett was charged with Witness Intimidation. Mr. Bennett was also charged with a violation of probation.

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