May 18, 2022 -Springfield- A Hampden County Grand Jury has returnedIndictments charging three suspects in the murder of Lashar Garner on January 5, 2022.
On Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at approximately 6:50 p.m. Officers from the Springfield Police Department responded to a ShotSpotter activation on the 0-100 block of Hayden Ave. After arriving on scene, officers located an adult male gunshot victim near the intersection of Cambridge & Burr Streets. The victim was transported to Baystate where he succumbed to his injuries later in evening. The victim was later identified as Mr. Lashar Garner, 37, of Springfield.
Members of the Springfield Police Department’s Homicide Unit immediately began an investigation, which lead to the arrest of three suspects; Curtis Stevenson, 47, of Springfield, Kennedy Cody, 38, of Springfield, and Stacy Sorrel, 37, of Springfield.
Since the arrests, the Hampden District Attorney’s Office has been preparing the case for trial, and has secured the indictments in order to formally charge the suspects in Hampden Superior Court.
Curtis Stevenson has been charged with: murder, committing a robbery while armed with a firearm and masked, carrying a firearm without a license, and unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition without a license (two counts).
Both Kennedy Cody and Stacy Sorrell were also indicted for one count each of; committing a robbery while armed with a firearm and masked.
This is an on-going investigation being conducted by the Springfield Police Department’s Homicide Unit, and the Hampden District Attorney’s Office’s Murder Unit.