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Arrest Made In New Bedford Shooting

New Bedford Police

Authorities have arrested two people in connection with a fatal weekend shooting in New Bedford. The Bristol County District Attorney’s office says that 21-year-old Elito Mendes is charged with carrying an illegal firearm, armed robbery, and the obstruction of justice while 27-year-old Samir Baptista is charged with accessory to murder before the fact. Both face charges in connection with the death of 31-year-old Sharone Stafford. Police and Paramedics responded to reported gunshots shortly after 11:30 p.m. and found Stafford lying on Winsor street near the intersection of Crapo Street. He died at St. Luke’s Hospital. An autopsy is scheduled.

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