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Second Arrest Made In October Mountain State Forest Shooting

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The area within October Mountain State Forest the shooting occured, according to the Berkshire District Attorney's office.

A second suspect has been arrested a week after a teen was shot in the woods of Washington, Massachusetts.

Police made the first arrest in Pittsfield about 12 hours after the shooting at 1 a.m. August 21st. The next day, 19-year-old Kevin Nieves pleaded not guilty to four charges, including armed assault with intent to murder and kidnapping. Tuesday, 23-year-old Luis Del Valle-Rodriguez pleaded not guilty to three charges — including those Nieves faces — in Westfield District Court. He is being held in the Berkshire House of Corrections until a September 11th dangerousness hearing. The Berkshire District Attorney’s office confirmed to WAMC that Del Valle-Rodriguez was arrested Saturday in Pittsfield by Pittsfield Police. The DA’s office has still not released the name of the victim, only identifying him as a 19-year-old.