Arrest Made in Holyoke Homicide

January 13, 2021 -Holyoke- On Saturday, January 11, 2020 a Holyoke Police Officer heard multiple gunshots while on patrol in the vicinity of 131 Sargeant Street. Multiple officers responded to the area of 133 Sargeant Street and discovered a male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Officers on scene immediately began first aid. The victim was transported to Holyoke Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. 

Detectives from the Holyoke Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Hampden District Attorney’s Office along with the Hampden District Attorney’s Office Murder Unit immediately initiated a homicide investigation.  

The victim was later identified as Mr. Raecquese Wright, 21, of Springfield.

On Tuesday, January 12, 2021, Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the Hampden District Attorney’s Office and the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section, with detectives from the Holyoke Police Department, arrested Jose Gonzalez-Diaz, 25 ,of Holyoke.  Gonzalez-Diaz was arrested on a warrant charging him with the murder of Raequese Wright. 

Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni commented, “When people chose violence and a life is taken, investigators never quit until those responsible are brought to justice. I thank and commend the investigators from the Holyoke Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police assigned to my office for their constant commitment and hard work over a year to build a case and make an arrest. Their work helped a family deal with its loss and made the streets of Holyoke safer.”

This is an on-going investigation being conducted by the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Hampden District Attorney’s Office, the Holyoke Police Department and the Hampden District Attorney’s Office’s Murder Unit.

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