PLYMOUTH, Mass. (WPRI) — The man accused of shooting a New Bedford man numerous times at Myles Standish State Forest and leaving him for dead has been arrested, according to Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz.
Cruz said on Sunday they found 20-year-old John Geovanni Pires Monteiro Macedo at an apartment in New Bedford and charged him with one count of murder.
On July 12, officers responded to the scene and found 25-year-old Robert Aponte-Flores in a picnic area suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
It appeared Pires Monteiro Macedo and Aponte-Flores were involved in an altercation prior to the shooting, according to Cruz.
Pires Monteiro Macedo is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Plymouth District Court.