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Pittsfield Police Investigating Early Morning Shooting
By Joe Durwin On: 09:38AM / Tuesday January 31, 2012
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Update: Jan. 31, 2012, at 4:14 p.m.

Pittsfield Police remained tight-lipped throughout the day about a shooting that occurred in the vicinity of Memorial Drive near Wahconah Street this morning.

As of Tuesday afternoon, details surrounding the shooting, which occurred sometime before 5 a.m. Tuesday, remain sparse. Investigators would not divulge the identity of the 40-year-old man who was shot in the chest.

"It's a shooting, it's still under investigation, and that's all we're going to release at this time," said Lt. Michael Grady of the Detectives Bureau.

Police Chief Michael Wynn told The Berkshire Eagle that the victim had given his assailant's first name but information on the shooting, including the time and place, weren't matching what investigagors were finding.

Representatives of Berkshire Medical Center, where the victim was taken, said they were unable to disclose any information about the man's condition.


PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Pittsfield Police were called to Memorial Drive off Wahconah Street around 4:45 a.m. on Tuesday, after getting a call that a man had been shot in the chest.

Few details are known at this time but according to broadcast reports, police responded to the scene and found a man described to be in his early 40s, with a possible gunshot wound in the chest. The victim was transported to Berkshire Medical Center for evaluation. Nothing more was known about the victim.

Police were reportedly looking for a possible male suspect and had some footprints and tire tracks in the fresh snow to look at, but nothing further has been released.    
— Larry Kratka, Berkshire News Network


     
Pittsfield Man Charged in Wellington Ave. Homicide
Staff Reports On: 11:49AM / Friday December 16, 2011
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A Pittsfield man was arraigned Friday morning in the fatal shooting of 23-year-old Nikolas S. Carnute on Dec. 4.

Kurt H. Hudson, 25, pleaded not guilty in Central Berkshire District Court to a single count of murder. Judge Frederic Rutberg ordered him held without the right to bail in the Berkshire County House of Correction.

Carnute was gunned down in the middle of Wellington Avenue late in the evening on Dec. 5. Police arrested Hudson three days later in Columbia, S.C.

Hudson will be back in court on Jan. 20, 2012, for a pretrial conference. The investigation was conducted by members of the Pittsfield Police Department.  


     
Police Arrest Man For Pittsfield Wellington Ave. Murder
By Andy McKeever On: 10:17AM / Wednesday December 07, 2011
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 PITTSFIELD, Mass. - Police have arrested and charged a city man for the murder of Nikolas Carnute, who was gunned down on Wellington Avenue on Sunday night.
 
According to spokesman for District Attorney David Capeless, Kurt Hudson, 25, was arrested in Columbia, S.C. Tuesday night for the murder. Hudson is being held in South Carolina as a fugitive of justice and is being charged with one count of murder. Hudson's last known address was on West Union Street.
 
The 23-year-old Carnute died in the street from a single gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at Berkshire Medical Center.
 
Police were seeking information about a white sedan with a rear spoiler but it is unclear if any tips led to the arrest.


     
Pittsfield Police Investigating Apparent Homicide
Staff Reports On: 10:44AM / Monday December 05, 2011
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Pittsfield police are investigating an apparent homicide that took place late Sunday evening on Wellington Avenue.  

Police received several 911 calls shortly after 11:30 p.m. reporting gun shots and a man down in the middle of Wellington Avenue. Emergency personnel arrived at the scene and found 23-year-old Nikolas S. Carnute of Pittsfield lying in the street. 

Carnute was rushed to Berkshire Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

An autopsy, to determine the cause of death, will be conducted at the office of the chief medical examiner in Boston on Tuesday.  

Investigators are seeking a white sedan, possibly a Pontiac, with a rear spoiler seen fleeing from the scene, and are asking anyone who may have witnessed this attack or who might have information about the vehicle to contact the Pittsfield Police Department at 413-448-9700.  

Carnute was charged in a stabbing incident on Burbank Street five years ago.

The investigation is being conducted by members of the Pittsfield Police Department.  



     
Police Nab Suspect in Multiple Robberies
Pittsfield Police Department On: 01:15PM / Wednesday November 23, 2011
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police have charged a city man in connection with an armed robbery Tuesday night at a local Domino's Pizza and are investigating his connection to four other incidents.

Raheem Garett, 26, is charged with armed robbery (a firearm) and being masked during the robbery. His alleged accomplice, Laura Methe, 21, of Washington, the driver of the sport utility vehicle in which policy say he fled, is facing the same charges, in addition to motor vehicle charges including failure to stop for a police officer.

On Tuesday, Nov. 22, at approximately 10:50 p.m., the Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Domino's Pizza 321 1/2 Elm St.

Witnesses described the robber as a black man with a black hooded sweat shirt, wearing a mask and brandishing a gun. The suspect left in a white SUV. Officers responding to the area located the vehicle traveling on Dorchester Avenue. The operator refused to stop when signaled, and continued at a high rate of speed through the neighborhood streets, finally stopping when blocked in on Parkside Avenue.

During the chase, the passenger was observed throwing a gun out of the window. A BB gun and a mask were recovered along the route the vehicle traveled.

During the investigation, evidence linked the two individuals to the robberies at Domino's on Sept. 1 and Convenience Plus on Oct. 3, as well as attempted robberies at Dunkin' Donuts on Nov. 1 and Lipton Mart on Nov. 21.

Anyone who was in the Elm Street area between 10:30 and 11 p.m. on Tuesday night and may have observations relevant to the investigation is urged to call the Pittsfield Police Department at 413-448-9700. 


     
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