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Update: Suspect in Fenn St. Homicide Arrested Staff,
04:17PM / Thursday, June 13, 2024
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Update on June 14, 2024 at 4:15 pm: According to the District Attorney's Office, Jeremy Stanton, age 38 of Pittsfield, was charged with murder on June 12, 2024. Stanton allegedly murdered Ryan P. Babcock on June 11.
Stanton was arrested on the evening of June 12 in a home in Worthington on unrelated outstanding warrants for violation of probation and assault with a dangerous weapon (knife) and vandalizing property from an incident on June 2.
The defense entered a plea of not guilty. The defendant is being held without the right bail. 
Law enforcement involved in Stanton's apprehension include the Pittsfield Police Department, Berkshire County Law Enforcement Task Force: the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Berkshire District Attorney's Office; the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Northwestern District Attorney's Office; and Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section.
Update: The victim in Tuesday's shooting has been identified as Ryan P. Babcock, 38, of Pittsfield.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are investigating a suspected homicide on Fenn Street, the Berkshire District Attorney's office said Tuesday night.
According to a news release, police at 4:30 p.m. responded to a report of a man suffering from possible gunshot wounds in the 500 block of Fenn Street.
"Upon arrival, the officer observed an unresponsive adult male in the driver's seat of a vehicle suffering from apparent gunshot wounds," the news release read.
Paramedics were called to the scene, but the individual was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the news release.
"Based on preliminary investigations, Pittsfield Police believes this was not a random act and that there is no immediate danger to the public," the release reads. "However, as a suspect/s has not been identified, law enforcement encourages the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to police."
The release indicated that the State Police is supporting the investigation.
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