Three Indicted for 2019 New Bedford Homicide of 17-Year-Old
Three people have been indicted for their alleged participation in a previously unsolved homicide of a 17-year-old in New Bedford.
According to Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, the three defendants will be arraigned in the coming weeks on charges related to the October 2019 murder of Paul Collazo-Ruiz.
Kevin Edwards, 22, of Fall River, has been indicted on charges of murder; assault and battery by discharge of a firearm; carrying an illegal firearm; and unlawful possession of a large capacity feeding device.
Mauricio Pineda, 25, of New Bedford, has been indicted on charges of murder; accessory to murder before the fact; assault and battery by discharge of a firearm; carrying an illegal firearm; unlawful possession of a large capacity feeding device; possession of an illegal firearm; and two counts of unlawful possession of a large capacity feeding device.
Ashlee Cambra, 23, of Fall River, has been indicted on a single count of accessory to murder after the fact.
Collazo-Ruiz was killed on October 19, 2019. At around 7:05 p.m., New Bedford Police responded to the area of 160 Ashley Boulevard for reports of an apparent shooting involving two victims. Collazo-Ruiz and a 20-year-old New Bedford man were both found with apparent gunshot wounds; Collazo-Ruiz was pronounced dead at the scene while the other man was rushed to the hospital; he did survive and recovered from his wounds, the D.A.’s Office said.
The three defendants remain in custody. The D.A.’s Office said more information about the case will be released following the arraignments.