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Two men arrested in connection to New Bedford homicide

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Dee DeQuattro


Two men have been arrested in connection to a murder Saturday night in New Bedford.

On Saturday night around 11:45 p.m. officers responded to reports of gunshots near Windsor and Crapo Streets. There they found 31-year-old Sharone Stafford lying in the street. Stafford was immediately transported to St. Luke's Hospital where he died from his injuries early Sunday morning.

21-year-old Elito Mendes and 27-year-old Samir Baptista will face charges in New Bedford District Court on Monday in connection with the incident. Mendes is charged with armed robbery, carrying an illegal firearm, and obstruction of justice. Baptista is charged with accessory to murder before the fact.

Authorities say the investigation is ongoing and are not releasing further details at this time.

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