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Posted on: January 15, 2020


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On behalf of the men and women of the Lawrence Police Department our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of this innocent victim as well as the entire Department of Public Works. I am confident that through the hard work of the members of the Lawrence Police, the Essex State Police Unit assigned to District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett’s Office the perpetrator of this senseless act of violence will be brought to justice- Chief Roy Vasque


January 15, 2020

Police are investigating the shooting death of a city worker in Lawrence according to Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett and Lawrence Police Chief Roy Vasque.

At approximately 2:00 pm, Lawrence Police responded to the area of Andover and Clifton Streets for a report of shots fired. They found an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to Lawrence General Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Investigators learned that the victim was a City of Lawrence DPW worker who was performing road repair at the time of the shooting.

This is an active and fluid investigation. At this time, it is inappropriate to comment on suspects or possible motive. When further information is available, it will be released.


Carrie Kimball

Director of Communication 

Essex County District Attorney Office

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