Public’s help sought on one year anniversary of Chicopee homicide

August 18, 2022 -Chicopee- Ahead of the one year anniversary of the shooting that claimed the life of Mr. Luis Vazquez, investigators are seeking the public’s help in their investigation.

On Saturday, August 21, 2021 at approximately 1:36 a.m. the Chicopee Police Department received a 9-1-1 call reporting shots fired in 500 block of Center Street

When officers arrived, shell casings were located in the area. At approximately the same time, an adult male arrived by private transportation to Baystate Medical Center’s Emergency Room and appeared to be suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim passed away eight days later on August 29, 2021 from his injuries. He has previously been identified as Mr. Luis Vazquez, 28, of Springfield.

Detectives are asking for anyone with information regarding the homicide of Mr. Vazquez to contact detectives. Specifically, investigators are asking if anyone present that evening recognizes  the Lexus 400H, and knows who may have been driving the vehicle or any passenger/s in the car.   

If you were in the area of Center Street in Chicopee in the early morning of August 21, 2021,  around 1:36 a.m., and may have witnessed or know anything that may be useful to investigators. You are asked to contact the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit, (413) 505-5993, or the Chicopee Police Department’s Detective Division, (413) 594-1740, 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.

This is an ongoing investigation being conducted by the Chicopee Police Department and the 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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