Springfield Police Arrest Suspect in Forest Park Murder

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Police have made an arrest in the murder of 22-year-old Angel Llorens.

Monday afternoon, 22-year-old Benjamin Rivera of Springfield was arrested and charged in connection with Llorens’ death on May 22 in the city’s Forest Park neighborhood.

Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that Rivera allegedly shot Llorens following a dispute involving rival “car clubs” and a stolen sticker from Llorens’ motor vehicle.

The shooting, Delaney adds, was not gang or drug related.

Rivera is being charges with murder, possession of a firearm without a license, possession of ammunition, and discharging a firearm. He was arraigned Tuesday in Springfield District Court.

Delaney notes that the investigation remains ongoing.

  • izzy4rains

    I’m sorry, he shot someone over a sticker… I’m trying to get my mind over the fact that HE SHOT SOMEONE OVER A STICKER… WHO DOES THAT!!!!

  • alpinequeen
  • Misses_ES

    LOL @ Erik! I agree, so true!

  • chino63

    I used to live in Springfield and moved out because it has turned into a ghetto. Gangs and drug dealing all over the place. Doesnt surprise me this kid got killed over a sticker unreal!

  • iComment

    I am glad they caught the fake wankster involved.

  • paulb62

    The big question will he get out on bail and dissappear

  • Mjmedina

    3 guys against 1.. They’re such cowards that they shot him, WHAT they got scared cause llorens came downstairs alone. Frikin losers,cowards over a sticker DAMN! All 3 should be put away for life & given a sticker booklet so they wont fight..