Chicopee Police continued their investigation on Tuesday after a man was found shot and killed at Szot Park.
The victim, 33-year-old Jafet Robles, was found with multiple gunshot wounds.
Those who knew Robles said today that he was a devoted father, respected leader in the community, and someone who championed for those who were oppressed.
Now, police are searching for those responsible in his death as investigators work to piece together the last few hours of Robles' life.
"We are lost for words. It's shocking," said Jennie Girona.
Robles' impact in his community is reflected in those who worked alongside him.
"It's a big loss for this community," said Jose Claudio.
Robles was found with multiple gunshot wounds on Monday in Szot Park.
In retracing his last hours, this is what we know so far:
The Hampden County District Attorney's office said that Robles is believed to have arrived at the park, near 229 Bemis Avenue, around 9 p.m. on Sunday.
Fast forward to Monday at 7:20 a.m. when Chicopee Police dispatch was called by two park workers about a body being found in Szot park.
Later that day, police were seen searching the home at the corner of Bemis Road and Musiak Drive, not too far from where Robles' family and friends mourned the loss of a man that they said only wanted to better his community.
Investigators ask if you heard anything or have information on this case to call Chicopee Police at (413) 594-1730 or you can 'Text-A-Tip' to CRIMES (274637) and type SOLVE and your tip.
A GoFundMe account has been started for Robles' funeral costs and expenses. The description also said that they plan to donate funds to keep his legacy going. If you would like more information on that GoFundMe page, you can CLICK HERE.
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