Pittsfield man injured in weekend shooting dies

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PITTSFIELD — A city man who was shot several times Saturday morning has died, and police are investigating the incident as a homicide, according to a statement from the Berkshire County District Attorney's Office.

David Green, 30, was taken to the hospital around 9 a.m. Saturday after being shot in a pickup on Willow Street near Spring Street in the Morningside neighborhood.

He was transported to Berkshire Medical Center, where he died Wednesday afternoon, the statement said. An autopsy to determine the cause of death will be conducted at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Holyoke.

Shirley Edgerton, Green's aunt, remembered her nephew as a happy, loving man who always supported his siblings in their educational and professional endeavors.

"We used to call him dapper Dan," she said told The Eagle on Wednesday afternoon. "He was very charming and he had a great smile."

Green, a cook who moved to Pittsfield from New York several years ago, has a 5-year-old son, she said.

Their family is in the process of organizing a memorial service in Mount Vernon, N.Y..

Edgerton said that police have released little information about their investigation into Green's death.

"It sounds like they have some leads," she said. "We can only hope that they have some leads and they're keeping busy." On scene Saturday morning, investigators fought wind and rain while tagging evidence inside a blue pickup truck with several broken window and at least one bullet hole in the passenger door.

Police confirmed Wednesday that they are looking into whether two other shootings over the weekend had any connection to Green's death. 

Shots were fired into a home on Daniels Avenue on Saturday at 9:50 p.m. and into an unoccupied vehicle on Robbins Avenue on Sunday at 9 p.m., according to Lt. Gary Traversa. 

 

Shots were fired into a home on Daniels Avenue on Saturday evening at approximately 9:50 PM.

"No injuries were reported in connection with either of these incidents," he said. "Their possible connection to Saturday's shooting on Spring Street, is under investigation." 
Green's death is the second suspected homicide in Pittsfield in the last three weeks.

On Oct. 15, William Catalano was stabbed outside a Robbins Avenue home. Three Pittsfield men were arrested on murder charges related to the stabbing.

Police and the District Attorney's Office have urged members of the public to come forward with any information on the shooting, including making a request for dashcam footage taken anywhere in the city Saturday morning.

The Pittsfield Police Department Detective Bureau can be reached at 413-443-9705 or by texting PITTIP and a message to 847411 (TIP411).

Haven Orecchio-Egresitz can be reached at horecchio@berkshireeagle.com, @HavenEagle on Twitter and 413-770-6977. Staff writer Amanda Drane contributed to this report.


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