Not two hours after the nation was given some sense of justice in the Derek Chauvin murder trial, the city of Pittsfield saw a new murder of its own - this time along the city’s main corridor.

Pittsfield Police arrested a city man Tuesday night following a fatal shooting on North Street. The suspect, 34-year-old Edward Jennings, of Pittsfield, has been charged with first degree murder after allegedly shooting and killing 39-yearold Lemond Grady, who is also a resident of Pittsfield.

The police department responded to the area of 631 North Street following a ShotSpotter activation and multiple 911 calls that came in at approximately 6:18 p.m. Patrol units were able to swiftly ascertained a description of the suspect, who fled from the scene on foot. Jennings was arrested on the nearby Lincoln Street, a short time later. Action Ambulance transported Grady to Berkshire Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries.

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Pittsfield Police, The Berkshire State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Berkshire District Attorney's Office, and Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington all responded to the scene.

The court was expected to arraign Jennings this morning and additional charges may be pending from the incident.

The Pittsfield Police Department is continuing its investigation into the shooting and is asking that anyone with information or knowledge of the incident to contact Detective Koenig at 413-448-9700 ext. 570.

Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington’s office serves all 32 cities and towns in Berkshire County. The office represents the Commonwealth in more than 7,500 criminal cases per year in Berkshire Superior Court, three district courts, three juvenile courts, Massachusetts Appeals Court, and Supreme Judicial Court.

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