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Springfield Police Continue to Investigate Death of Dennis Jordan

SSPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Police continue to investigate what may be the city’s fifth murder of 2012.

Behind a building, near the corner of Orleans and Union Streets, the body of a man was found shot last night.

Police are calling it an apparent homicide at this point.

The shooting location also is right at the back of the Dunbar Community Center, a place people go to to escape this kind of violence.

A makeshift memorial at the back of this Oak Street apartment marks where police found 34-year-old Dennis Jordan shot Tuesday around 11:00 p.m. Tuesday.

“My daughter came from Burger King and when she came, she see the body and she’s scared. And she sits down over there. And she’s scared. So, I’m moving. I’m moving because I don’t like that neighborhood,” says Linda Cluc of Springfield.

The scene is just yards from the back of the Dunbar Community Center which partners with the YMCA to provide programs for youth.

In February, the first Springfield murder victim of 2012, 38-year-old Judy Ramirez, was found just a block away on State Street.

You may think it’s too dangerous to go to the center with all this, but Kristine Allard of the YMCA of Greater Springfield says the center itself has a safe security record.

The whole point of the ‘Y’ being here, or anywhere else for that matter, is to change things for the better.

Allard says, “We don’t turn anyone away. We have locations in our inner cities. We have locations in the suburbs.”

“We certainly hope that the work that we’re doing here will trickle down into other parts of the community and lead to a happier, safer place for Mason Square,” Allard adds.

Springfield Police continue to investigate this latest death.

If you have any information on the death of 34-year-old Dennis Jordan, you are urged to contact Springfield Police.

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  • Cathy

    Its scary to think summer isnt even here yet and all these murders are happening.springfield is becomming a very dangerous place to live im thinking of moving my family out of here.

  • jose

    That for every one can see that the Springfield police don’t do anything about this murders thats why Springfield is the way it is and because the police don’t respect the Springfield city know and day even Springfield police u see them in there on trooper smoking weed and then they say we are wrong okay

  • http://Facebook Erica

    I am so glad I am going to be moving out of springfield soon. Its sad that all these senseless killings are happening.

  • Meronda

    B4 we start blaming police. Let’s blame the ignorant cowards with the guns who feel its their right to take a life.

  • reese

    That was my family he never did anything wrong to anyone he was a cool dude who love life.My heart hurt so much r.i.p cuz love u!!!

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  • http://Thisone Naomi

    The fact that springfield is getting worse or ad bad as new york or LA cali is some bull stuff.. I am in mourning for all those involved my heart goes out to you all :( so sorry… I cant wait to move away from here even the I.O is getting hit and I am good with getting shot just to buy a gallon of milk for my children!!! Sick of it!!!

  • momma

    My sympathies to those friends and family of anyone murdered or harmed. To those of you that choose not to tell the truth you have no right to complain about anything you are the problem. To those of you who don’t report what you know about criminal activity you also have no right to complain, the code of silence is adding to the problem and putting everyone else in harms way.


    Its not random killings..they are killing each other off..i’m very much ok with that

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  • Tarra

    This is my cousin that was murdered whoever did this to him should face a death penalty or be murder my cousin wasn’t bothering no one

  • Tiredofspringield

    My condolences goes to the families first of all, seriously everyone is to busy blaming the police. Let’s just focus here there are more citizens then police officers. We as a community have a responsibility, there are those that are guilty of witnessing but not speaking. The only reason most of us don’t get involved is because we have families and no one can guarantee their safety. Until, we don’t find a civil solution without violence we should just blindfold our eyes, gag our mouths, and hope for a better tommorrow. Peace is not option anymore, God Bless and may God have mercy on us.

    • concerned

      its crazy how they say they’re investigating the sensless murder of my dear friend Dennis Jordan are u kidding me there were plenty people out besides if they really want to know all the police would have to do is hem one of those drug addicts up or simply offer them a twenty of sum crack or a bag of dope and they would start telling on their dam selves and everyone else

  • Tanizha Hennessey

    This is crazy i cant even belive it was really you its sad that you had to leave this way its just not right its like a war so this is a real example of dieing to live people hav to fight for their lives every minute of the day who ever did this I hope you burn in hell he was like a father to me n now hes gone…. smh what is this world coming to.