SD shooting in Chicopee, MA

Jan 3, 2008
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Good guy with a gun; status pending.

"SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - In breaking news out of Chicopee, we got new information on the deadly shooting that took place on Thursday evening.

We’ve learned this shooting happened during what investigators say was an attempted armed robbery of a store on Montgomery Street late Thursday afternoon.

When our Western Mass News crews arrived last night, we witnessed a heavy police presence in the area of Zain’s Smoke Shop and Convenience around 6 p.m.

Investigators now say that when officers arrived, they discovered two men, one of them suffering from a gunshot wound, and their initial reports suggest the person who was shot was attempting to rob the store.

He has been identified as 53-year-old Robert Papalardo of South Hadley, and he died from his injuries.


There’s no word on potential charges in this case, however, the Chicopee Police Department has told us they are working with the Hampden District Attorney’s office on this still ongoing investigation.

Police have confirmed there is no threat to the public."

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