17-year-old Darian Cardoza was arrested after a gun-shot detection system alerted New Bedford, Mass. police that a crime may have been committed.
When police arrived at the location they discovered Jeffrey Sylvia Jr., laying in the street. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Sylvia was 24 years old.
The crime was reported August 13, 2015.
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A 17-year-old New Bedford youth has been arrested in connection with the Aug. 2 homicide of Jeffrey Sylvia Jr., District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn and New Bedford Police Chief David Provencher announced at 10:15 tonight.
State Police Detectives assigned to this office and New Bedford Police detectives, this evening, arrested Darian Cardoza, 17, of 191 County St.
Cardoza is being charged with murder, armed robbery and illegal possession of a firearm. He was arrested Thursday night at his home in New Bedford and will be arraigned in New Bedford District Court Friday morning.
The city's Shot Spotter gun shot detection system notified police of shots fired near the intersection of Acushnet Avenue and Blackmer Street around 1:37 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 2. When first responders arrived in the area minutes later, they found the victim lying in the street at the intersection.
The victim, Jeffrey Sylvia Jr., of New Bedford, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The investigation is being coordinated by Assistant District Attorney MaryClare Flynn, who will also handle Friday's arraignment.
No further information regarding the facts of the case can be disclosed prior to the defendant's arraignment in open court, the DA's office said in a news release.
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