Arraignment held for suspect in Saga nightclub shooting

The man captured in NY by U.S. Marshals in connection to the murder of a local rapper at a Springfield nightclub was arraigned Friday
Published: Jul. 1, 2022 at 11:27 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 1, 2022 at 5:27 PM EDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - The man captured in NY by U.S. Marshals in connection to the murder of a local rapper at a Springfield nightclub was arraigned Friday in Westfield District Court.

35-year-old, Brandon Murray who was being held at Rykers Island Correctional Facility in NY was transported back to police headquarters in Springfield by local detectives on Thursday.

This according to the Springfield Police Department.

30-year-old, David Carrasquillo, known for his rap music produced under the name Bossdawn, was found shot to death in a bathroom inside the Saga nightclub on Worthington Street on May 29th.

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On June 3rd, detectives were able to obtain an arrest warrant for Murray on murder charges. He was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals on June 23rd.

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Besides a Murder charge, Murray is also facing multiple drug and firearm charges. He was held without the right to bail and his next court date is scheduled for July 29th.

Saga nightclub remains closed pending a pre-hearing conference hearing by the Springfield Board of License Commissioners where board members will be shown surveillance video of the clubs entryway allegedly showing security employees not searching patrons.