Two arrested for Springfield homicide

19 year-old Nathan Cruz and a 17 year-old suspect were arrested

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield police have made two arrests in the murder of a teenager who died following a shooting outside a Sumner Avenue convenience Store Friday.

According to Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney, late Sunday morning, officers arrested  Nathan Cruz, 19, of Springfield for the killing of 18 year-old Caleb Anthony Worrell. At around 10:45 Monday morning, police arrested a 17 year-old suspect on the same charges. His name is not being released because he is a juvenile.

According to Delaney, shortly before 2:00 Friday morning, Worrell was found by police on Bryant Street, suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. Delaney says that police believe the shooting came as a result of an argument between two groups of people outside the nearby Racing Mart convenience store on Sumner Avenue.

Worrell was brought to Baystate Medical Center, but he did not survive.

The police department’s investigation led them to obtain a warrant for both suspects, who are being charged with murder, discharging a firearm, assault with intent to murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, carrying a firearm without a license, and carrying a loaded firearm. The 17 year-old suspect is also facing a charge for being an escapee from the Department of Youth Services.

Cruz will be arraigned Monday in Springfield District Court, while the 17 year-old will be arraigned in Springfield Juvenile Court on Monday.

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