DA identifies New Bedford homicide victim

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NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) — City and state police are investigating an overnight homicide in New Bedford.

According to the Bristol County District Attorney’s office, officers responded to Acushnet Avenue at 2:44 a.m. after receiving a report from the city’s Shot Spotter gunshot detection system. When they arrived, first responders found a man lying in the street.

The man – now identified as Marcus A. Roberts, 33, of New Bedford – was rushed to St. Luke’s Hospital and then transferred to Rhode Island Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The DA’s office said the medical examiner has taken custody of the body and will perform an autopsy.

The investigation is in the early stages and is ongoing.Eyewitness News will continue to update this story throughout the day on WPRI.com.

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