The Massachusetts State Police and the Middlesex District Attorney’s office are asking for the public’s help in finding a 19-year-old with ties to Worcester and Dorchester who is wanted for murder.
An arrest warrant was issued for Jeremy Rodriguez in December because of his possible connection to the shooting death of Juan Lopez, 21, on Nov. 20, 2013, in Framingham.
Rodriguez’s last known address was in Framingham, but he has also lived in the Worcester area and is known to frequent the Dorchester area of Boston, according to a state police news release.
According to state police and the district attorney’s office, shortly before 11 p.m. on Nov. 20:
“Framingham Police responded to a report of a shooting in the parking lot at 15 Second St. in Framingham. Upon arrival police discovered a male victim in the driver’s seat of a motor vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound.The victim, Juan Lopez, 21, of Framingham, was transported to MetroWest Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined the cause of death to be a single gunshot wound to the chest.
It is alleged that when Lopez arrived at the location on Second Street he retrieved marijuana from the trunk of his car and then got into the driver’s seat of his vehicle. It is alleged that Rodriguez walked up to the vehicle and fired a single gunshot through the driver’s side window, striking Lopez. The three men then fled the scene.”
Police arrested the two other men involved in the incident in December.
Jose Cruz, 16, of Framingham, and Bryan Pertarb, 20, of Hudson, were arraigned Dec. 19 in Framingham District Court on charges of murder, attempted armed robbery, armed assault with intent to rob, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Cruz and Pertarb are being held without bail and are scheduled to appear next in court on Jan. 21 for a pre-trial hearing.
Anyone who knows of Rodriguez’s whereabouts or has seen this suspect is asked to call Framingham Police Tip Line at (508) 872-1212 ext. 3888 or Massachusetts State Police at (781) 897-6600.
The case is under investigation by Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and Framingham Police. The prosecutor assigned to the case is Assistant District Attorney Christopher Tarrant. The Victim Witness Advocate is Lesia Schymonowytsch.