Man Charged in Deadly Worcester Shooting

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A man has been arrested on murder charges after a deadly shooting this weekend in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Twenty-four-year-old Joshua Lopez of Worcester was shot early Sunday morning in the back seat of a vehicle early Sunday morning. He died Monday at a hospital, according to the Worcester County District Attorney's Office.

Leroy Thompson, a 25-year-old Worcester man, was arraigned Monday on assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and other charges, but will now be arraigned Monday on a murder charge, prosecutors said. He will undergo a dangerousness hearing the same day and is being held without bail until then.

According to the DA's office, Thompson was arguing with people in the vehicle about a restaurant bill before the shooting.

It was not immediately clear if Thompson had an attorney.

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