Suspect arrested in shooting of teenager

Michael Santiago, a.k.a. "Mexico," is being charged in connection with a Holyoke shooting in March 2014.
Michael Santiago, a.k.a. "Mexico," is being charged in connection with a Holyoke shooting in March 2014.

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – State troopers and local police have arrested a suspect wanted in connection with the shooting of a 16 year-old boy in Holyoke back in March.

Holyoke Police Lt. Jim Albert told 22News that Michael Santiago, 23, of Holyoke, was arrested Monday by members of the State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Squad, along with Holyoke and Chicopee police.

According to Albert, Santiago, who is also known as “Mexico,” was caught hiding out at an apartment building at 818 Chicopee Street in Chicopee’s Willimansett neighborhood.

Police had a warrant for Santiago’s arrest in connection with the March 23 shooting of a 16 year-old boy from Springfield. The young man was shot in the head at 569 South Canal Street in Holyoke. The victim has survived his wounds.

Santiago is scheduled to be arraigned in Holyoke District Court.

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