HOLYOKE — A man charged with murder in connection with a fatal shooting in South Holyoke Tuesday was brought to a hospital after he was taken into custody, a spokesman for Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni said Wednesday.
The shooting, reported around 2:30 p.m. on Clemente Street, killed 20-year-old Aribertic Rodriguez of Holyoke.
James Leydon, the district attorney’s spokesman, said Paul Paradzinski, 67, suffered a “cardiac event" after his arrest.
Paradzinski remained at the scene after the shooting, Leydon said, and investigators believe he and the victim had an “interaction” prior to the shooting at Dock’s Classics, a nearby used car business.
A woman standing next to a row of candles on Clemente Street Wednesday morning wore a button showing a picture of Rodriguez with text that said, “In loving memory of Harry.” She said she’d known him since he was a boy.
“He was a good kid. A really good kid,” said the woman, who declined to give her name.
This is a developing story.
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One person was killed in a shooting on Clemente Street.