Holyoke homicide under investigation

August 10, 2021 –Holyoke- The Holyoke Police Department received a 9-1-1 call reporting a shooting in the area of Walnut Street on Sunday, August 8, 2021 at approximately 9:24 p.m.

When emergency response personnel arrived a male victim was located and  appeared to be suffering from a gun shot wound. He was transported to Baystate Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.

The victim has been identified as Mr. Miguel Sanchez, 25, of Holyoke.

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

Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance if they were in the area of Walnut Street on Sunday evening around 9:20 p.m. and may have witnessed anything that may be useful to investigators. You are asked to contact the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit, (413) 505-5993, or the Holyoke Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Bureau, (413) 322-6900, or anonymously utilize Text-a-Tip by texting the word CRIMES (2-7-4-6-3-7) and type the word SOLVE into the body of the message followed by your tip.

Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni offers his sympathies to Mr. Sanchez’s family.


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