PITTSFIELD — A city man was arrested in Trenton, N.J., early Sunday in connection with a nonfatal shooting in Pittsfield last week.
Terrell Ortiz, 42, is accused of shooting a 34-year-old city man on Thursday in a West Street residence, according to a statement released Sunday night by Pittsfield Police Lt. John Soules.
Police learned of the shooting when they responded to Berkshire Medical Center, where the victim was being treated for a serious injury.
After determining the location of the incident, investigators gathered evidence and identified Ortiz as a suspect, Soules said. An arrest warrant was granted Friday, and Ortiz was taken into custody Sunday morning by Trenton police.
“Ortiz and the victim are known to one another and investigators do not believe this was a random act,” he said.
Ortiz is facing a charge of assault and battery by discharging a firearm. It’s not clear when he will be arraigned.
Anyone with more information on the case can contact Detective Losaw at 413-448-9706, ext. 572, or by calling the tip line at 413-448-9706 or texting PITTIP and a message to TIP411 (847411).