August 29, 2016 -Springfield, Ma- Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni announced today the indictment of Jeffrey Lovell, 42, of Chicopee, MA on the charge of Manslaughter for an incident that occurred at his home, 120 Boucher Street in Chicopee, Ma.
On Saturday, July 16, 2016, at approximately 12:53 p.m., the Chicopee Police Department responded to 120 Boucher Street in for a report of a disturbance in progress.
Upon arrival, officers discovered a male victim, later determined to be fifteen years old, with an apparent gunshot wound to the chest. The victim was immediately transported to Baystate Medical Center in grave condition.
Given the severity of the injury, Chicopee Police requested the assistance of the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit (SPDU) assigned to Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni’s Office. Members of both the SPDU and aa member of the Hampden District Attorney’s Homicide Unit responded to the scene to begin an investigation.
Through the initial investigation, detectives were able to determine the victim, accompanied by a friend, were consuming alcohol at a near-by home that afternoon. The investigation indicates that the two friends were apparently confused while walking in the neighborhood and arrived at the address where the incident unfolded, believing it was the home of a friend, and began knocking at the door.
Shortly after their arrival, the homeowner was alerted to their presence outside his home and retrieved his firearm. He then went to the door of his residence where the victim was still knocking on the locked door. After a pane of glass cracked, the suspect fired a single shot, striking the victim.
Later on Saturday, Dylan Francisco, was pronounced deceased.
As a result of the subsequent investigation, Jeffrey Lovell has been indicted on a charge of Manslaughter by a Hampden County Grand Jury.
He is expected to be arraigned on Wednesday in Hampden Superior Court.