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Third Man Charged In January Murder In Pittsfield

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A third man has been charged in the killing of 18-year-old Jaden Salois in January.
 
Dasean Smith, 21, is now charged with murder, carrying a firearm without a license, and possession of a firearm while committing a felony. Judge Mark Mason ordered him to be held without bail. 
 
Smith was arrested in Pittsfield on Friday on a warrant following an indictment by a grand jury and becomes the third person charged in the Jan. 20 shooting. PReviously Carlos Pascual-Polanco, 19, and Chiry Omar Pascual-Polanco, 22, were charged with murder and ordered to be held without bail. 
 
Salois, of Dalton, was founded shot on Edward Avenue, near Elm Street, at about 2:13 a.m. that morning. Smith is expected to return to court on Dec. 9 and the Polanco brothers will be arraigned in Superior Court on July 2 - previously they were charged in Central Berkshire District Court.
 
"The Berkshire District Attorney's Office appreciates the hard work and ongoing efforts by members of the Pittsfield Police Department in this case, and sends sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Salois," District Attorney Andrea Harrington said in a prepared statement.
     

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