2 arrested in connection with Springfield shooting
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Two Springfield teenagers charged in connection with a fatal shooting have pleaded not guilty.
Eighteen-year-old Ashawnee Duke and 19-year-old Julien Holly were ordered held without bail at their arraignment on murder and other charges Friday.
Authorities think the victim, 18-year-old Keough Collins of Chicopee, was a friend of the suspects who was shot accidentally.
Police say Holly, Duke and Collins went to a Springfield public housing complex to rob a man. When the man fought back, Duke fired his gun, killing Collins.
Holly’s lawyer says his client waited in a car.
The intended robbery victim was struck in the leg by a bullet and survived.
The death was the city’s 12th homicide of the year.