The Worcester Police Department has arrested three suspects allegedly responsible for the shooting death of two males, ages 20 and 21, at 3:16am, Sunday morning April 10, 2011. The shooting occurred in the area of 23 Crown St., and was reportedly instigated over a drug deal gone wrong. This brings the total of homicides in the city up to five.
The Worcester Police Detective Bureau located and arrested Michael Wood, 21 years old of 913 Main Street, Worcester; Bobby Tran, 19 years old of 913 Main Street, Worcester and Marcus Hayes, 24 years old of 31 Benes Lane, Northbridge. All three men were charged with Possession of a Stun Gun, 2 counts of Murder, 3 counts of Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, 2 counts of Armed Assault with Intent to Murder, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition, without an FID Card, Carrying a Loaded Rifle/Shotgun on a Public Way, Discharging a Firearm within 500 feet of a Building, Conspiracy, and Conspiracy to Violate Controlled Substance laws.
The men are set to be arraigned on Monday, April 11 at the Worcester County District Courthouse. The victim’s names are being withheld, and the investigation is ongoing.
Update: The T&G continues to flesh out the story as the day goes on. Reports from the arraignment include the names of the victims, extra court officers and some grisly details from the murder scene:
At the parking lot, the three defendants were already armed with a stun gun and rifle. Records did not state which defendant carried what weapon. After allegedly stunning the victims, another one of the trio shot the two men in the torso, police said in a statement of facts.