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A 19-year-old man accused of firing gel pellets at bystanders in Pittsfield will see charges against him dismissed if he stays out of trouble.
Friends and family say that in the last years of his life, Miguel Estrella tried to break free from troubles of his youth, including links to people with criminal records. One night in February 2020 showed how hard that can be, when Estrella tried to claim he owned the gun Adams police found in his car. Police believe he was coerced to say that.
A 16-year-old Pittsfield man faces firearms charges after police say they saw him go into a convenience store with a handgun in the waistband of his pants.
When a Pittsfield police officer shot and killed Miguel Estrella in March, Jaqueline Sykes felt history had repeated itself. Nearly five years before, her boyfriend, Daniel Gillis, lost his life in an officer-involved shooting.
Following the release of an internal report about the fatal police shooting of Miguel Estrella, several city councilors said that like the 22-year-old's family, they too await the findings of the Berkshire District Attorney's office, which is conducting a criminal probe into the deadly events of late March.
An 18-year-old Pittsfield man is in critical condition with gunshot wounds after he was found to have crashed his vehicle Tuesday on Pecks Road while trying to drive himself to a hospital.
An internal investigation by Pittsfield police finds that the officer who shot and killed city resident Miguel Estrella on March 25 followed “use of force guidelines” and that Estrella posed an immediate threat as he came at an officer “at a fast pace” with a raised knife.
The Pittsfield police investigation into the fatal shooting of Miguel Estrella is expected to be completed by the end of April, when police will share it with the Berkshire District Attorney's office.
A Pittsfield woman who failed to appear Friday in Berkshire Superior Court for a sentence imposition hearing in her drug distribution case was taken into custody by police later that day.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness Berkshire County is fundraising to resume a crisis intervention training program for law enforcement following the death of Miquel Estrella, who was shot by a Pittsfield police officer.