Murder suspect arrested in deadly New Bedford shooting

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NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) — A New Bedford man was arrested Tuesday on charges including murder in a deadly shooting in the city last month, according to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office.

Malique Smith, 20, is the third suspect charged in connection with the May 14 homicide of Joseph Pauline.

Pauline, 32, of New Bedford, was rushed to the hospital after he was shot around 6:45 p.m. outside a Brock Avenue store. He was pronounced dead about an hour later.

Smith is due to appear in court Wednesday morning. In addition to murder, the DA’s office said he’s charged with carrying an illegal firearm and carrying a loaded illegal firearm.

The first two suspects were arrested in Brockton several days after the shooting. Christopher Boyer, 19, was charged with accessory to murder after the fact, according to the DA’s office, while Anthony Rosario, 20, was charged with assault and battery to collect a loan.

The homicide remains under investigation.

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