Dennis Guzman Arraigned on Murder Charge

September 4, 2019 -Holyoke- Dennis Guzman, 19, of Holyoke, was arraigned today in Holyoke District Court on a charge of murder. He is currently being held without the right to bail; he is due back in court on October 2, 2019.

He was initially arrested on August 8, 2019 by members of the U.S. Marshal Service and Philadelphia Police Department in North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on a charge of being a fugitive from justice. 

The alleged suspect, Guzman, had been the subject of an arrest warrant, stemming from the murder of Andrew Musgrave, 31, of Amherst, out of Holyoke District charging him with: murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and unlawful possession of a firearm. He has been the focus of a search by the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section, Holyoke Police Department, Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Hampden District Attorney’s Office, and the Massachusetts Special Tactical Operations Team.  

Since his arrest, he has been in custody in Philadelphia awaiting a rendition hearing. He was returned to Massachusetts last Friday, August 30, 2019 by members of the Massachusetts State Police and Holyoke Police Department.

The murder charge stems from an incident on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at approximately 11:39 p.m. when members of the Holyoke Police Department responded to the area Appleton, High, and Maple Streets after they heard, what they thought to be, gunshots coming from this vicinity while on patrol. A 9-1-1 call was soon received for a reported gunshot victim at 285 Maple Street.

Upon arrival, officers discovered a male victim outside of 285 Maple Street, who appeared to be suffering from a gunshot wound. He was later identified as Andrew Musgrave, 31, of Amherst. He was rushed to Baystate Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.

This investigation remains active and on-going by members Holyoke Police Department, Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Hampden District Attorney’s Office, and the Hampden District Attorney’s Office’s Murder Unit.

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