A Holyoke man identified as Johnluis Sanchez has been charged with murder following the deadly shooting in the city on Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Sargeant and Maple streets.
According to Hampden District Attorney’s Office Spokesperson Jim Leydon, Johnluis Sanchez is scheduled to be arraigned in Holyoke District Court on Thursday morning in connection with the murder of a newborn as well as other charges to follow.
Johnluis Sanchez age and other details
Johnluis Sanchez, born in 1992, is presently 30 years of age.
He resides in Holyoke.
At around 12:38 p.m. Wednesday, Holyoke police were called to a report of a shooting in the area of the 100 block of Sargeant Street.
Upon investigation, authorities said three men were involved in the altercation and that a bullet struck a bus and hit an uninvolved woman who was seated in the bus, according to Hampden District Attorney spokesperson James Leydon.
The woman was pregnant and brought to a nearby hospital in critical condition. The baby was delivered and needed “life-saving medical services” but did not survive, Leydon said.
Leydon said the mother was in critical condition on Wednesday night but did not know her condition as of Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m.
Jose Almonte, the manager of Almonte Market #2 in Holyoke, said he caught much of the incident on his video surveillance cameras.