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Springfield Police Make Arrests in Sumner Avenue Murder

(Nathan Cruz)

(Nathan Cruz)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Police have made two arrests in the murder of an 18-year-old man on Sumner Avenue.

Early Friday morning, Springfield Police responded to the Racing Mart on Sumner Avenue for a report of a shooting.

When officers arrived, they found a victim, identified as 18-year-old Caleb Worrell, also know as Caleb Daniels-Worrell, suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.

Worrell was taken to Baystate Medical Center where he later died.

Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that around 11:20 a.m. Sunday, officers saw one of the suspects in the killing, identified as 19-year-old Nathan Cruz of Springfield, walking along Mill Street.

Cruz was arrested without incident and is facing several charges including murder, discharging a firearm, assault with intent to murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, carrying a loaded firearm, and carrying a firearm without a license.

Then around 10:45 a.m. Monday, officers took second suspect – a 17-year-old male juvenile – into custody on Bloomfield Street.

Delaney adds that that juvenile is facing the same charges as Cruz, as well as an additional charge of being a DYS escapee.

Arraignments for both suspects are scheduled for Monday.

The case remains under investigation.

Delaney explains that Police Commissioner John Barbieri has “provided extra police patrols in area ‘hot spots’ and high crime areas in the city.”

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