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Police are investigating a shooting on First Street. A vehicle suspected in the incident was found on Tyler Street.

Pittsfield Police Arrest Juvenile After Shooting on First Street

By Sabrina DammsiBerkshires Staff
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A city teen was injured and a juvenile taken into custody after a shooting Tuesday on First Street.
 
Police said they responded at approximately 4 p.m. near the First Street Cumberland Farms and located a 19-year-old on Adam Street suffering from a gunshot wound. 
 
Pittsfield Fire Department and Action Ambulance responded to the scene and provided medical aid prior taking the teen to Berkshire Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
 
Members of the Pittsfield Police Detective Bureau, Crime Scene, Narcotics Unit and Anti-Crime Unit also responded to the scene to assist the Patrol Division.
 
A vehicle involved was located on Tyler Street along with the firearm suspected in the shooting. A juvenile was subsequently arrested for unlawful possession of the firearm. Police said the shooting was not believed to be a random.
 
A bystander said they saw two people in the vehicle but the police report only mentioned the juvenile.
 
The vehicle was towed to the police station pending further processing. 
 
Police continue to investigate the juvenile's involvement in shooting. Video evidence is being collected and witnesses are being interviewed. 
 
State Police are assisting with the investigation.
 
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detective Bureau 413-448-9705, call the tip line at 413-448-9706, or tip via text to "PITTIP" and your message to 847411 (TIP411)
 
Detective Ignacio Matos is the lead detective on the case and can be reached at 413-448-9705, Ext. 576.

 


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Pittsfield Police 'Back on Track' for Body Camera Pilot

By Brittany PolitoiBerkshires Staff

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Following a union delay and a grant from the state, the Pittsfield Police Department is prepared to initiate a body camera pilot in the next week or so.

"I can say that all of the unanticipated issues that led to the delay at the end of October have been resolved and we're back on track," Chief Michael Wynn reported to the City Council on Tuesday.

This has been long anticipated, as body cameras have been requested by the council and community members since the police killing of Miguel Estrella in March.

Wynn walked the councilors through the events of the last month.

On Oct. 13, the initial pilot participants were supposed to be selected along with the temporary policy being put out and training scheduled. On the same day, he was notified of concerns from one of the police unions but did not cancel because no members of that union were selected to participate.

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