By: News Staff
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WLNE) — Police have arrested a suspect wanted for his connection to a late night shooting in Attleboro where one person died.
According to the Bristol County District Attorney's Office, Christopher Johnson, of Attleboro, was arrested and charged with misleading a criminal investigation Tuesday evening.
Johnson, authorities said was involved in the shooting that killed Thomas Pomare, 34, of Santa Barbara, C.A., was shot Monday evening.
Officers arrived on scene to find Pomare suffering from gunshot wounds to the abdomen.
“[He was] transported to Sturdy Memorial. Later died from his injuries,” said Chief Kyle Heagney of the Attleboro Police Department.
“We are actively asking the public for help. If they know anything about this crime that resulted in this murder,” explained Chief Heagney.
Police believe Pomare was specifically targeted and that the suspects were looking for marijuana and cash.
“We believe the suspects came here to get that marijuana through force or any means necessary and that resulted in the death of this 34-year-old young man,” said Chief Heagney.
It is important to note that police have confirmed they are looking for at least two male suspects who fled the scene in a burgundy Jeep SUV.
The investigation is ongoing.
Johnson is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Attleboro Police Department at (508) 991-6300.
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