Pittsfield shooting victim died of gunshot wound to neck, autopsy confirms


PITTSFIELD — David Green Jr., the victim of Saturday's fatal shooting in the Morningside neighborhood, died of a gunshot wound to the neck, an autopsy has confirmed.

The Berkshire District Attorney's Office, in a statement released on Friday, has officially ruled his death a homicide.

Pittsfield police continue their investigation into the shooting and have reached out to the public for any information, including dashcam footage, that may aid their investigation.

Green, 30, was taken to Berkshire Medical Center about 9 a.m. Nov. 3, after being shot in a pickup truck on Willow Street, near Spring Street. He died four days later.

His aunt, Shirley Edgerton, remembered him as a happy, loving man who always supported his siblings in their educational and professional endeavors. He was the father of a 5-year-old boy.

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


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 at 9:50 p.m. the same day, and into an unoccupied vehicle on Robbins Avenue about 9 p.m. Sunday, according to Lt. Gary Traversa.

"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 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).


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