- Associated Press - Thursday, May 26, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Two Holyoke men have been arrested in connection with the shooting death earlier this year of a 71-year-old Springfield man.

The suspects, identified by Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni as 32-year-old Jose Villegas Rodriguez and 24-year-old Edward Gonzalez are scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Springfield District Court.

Police responded to a reported shooting around 5:45 p.m. on Jan. 25 outside a city home.

Upon arrival officers located Juan Zayas, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities have not released a possible motive.

It’s not clear if the defendants had lawyers.

Zayas, whose son is a state trooper, was the city’s first homicide victim of 2016.

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