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Arrest Made In October Mountain Shooting

Facebook: Pittsfield Police Department

The Berkshire District Attorney’s office says Pittsfield Police have made an arrest in a shooting early Tuesday in the October Mountain State Forest. 

DA Paul Caccaviello spoke to the press around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday about the 1 a.m. shooting at the Ashley Reservoir.

“This afternoon, shortly before 3 o’clock, the Pittsfield Police Department arrested 19-year-old Kevin Nieves of Pittsfield,” said Caccaviello.

The teen, who was arrested in Pittsfield, is charged with armed assault with intent to murder, illegal possession of a firearm, kidnapping, and assault and battery.

Caccaviello said the matter is still under investigation, and members of the public should contact state police with any information about the case at 413-499-1112.

The yet unidentified victim is still listed in critical condition at Berkshire Medical Center.

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