Man Arrested, Charged With Murder in Deadly Lawrence Shooting

The victim, Jeffrey Ruiz, was pronounced dead at Lawrence General Hospital

Police arrested a man in connection with a fatal shooting Sunday night in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

Lawrence police were called to Crosby Street around 8 p.m. for gunfire, and officers found a man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.



Watch NBC10 Boston news for free, 24/7, wherever you are.


Get Boston local news, weather forecasts, lifestyle and entertainment stories to your inbox. Sign up for NBC Boston’s newsletters.

The victim was treated on scene by paramedics and emergency medical technicians before he was taken to Lawrence General Hospital, where he died from his injuries, authorities said.

He was identified as Jeffrey Ruiz, 21 of Lowell.

Police have arrested a man in connection with a fatal shooting Sunday night in Lawrence.

Early Monday morning, police arrested Josef Guillen, 19, of Lawrence, at his home, the Essex District Attorney's Office said. He was arraigned later Monday in Lawrence District Court on a murder charge.

Guillen, whom police allege is a marijuana dealer, was ordered held without bail. He's next due in court Jan. 27.

The shooting remains under investigation by state and Lawrence police.

Members of Ruiz' family were in court Monday but did not want to speak to reporters.

Contact Us