Second suspect to be arraigned in connection with deadly Holyoke shooting

One person is expected to face a judge on Thursday in connection with a deadly Holyoke shooting.
Published: Oct. 5, 2023 at 9:35 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 6, 2023 at 7:15 AM EDT
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HOLYOKE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) – A second suspect is expected to be arraigned in connection to a deadly shooting that claimed the life of a newborn baby.

Officials said 30-year-old Johnluis Sanchez will face a judge Friday morning.

Yesterday, Alejandro Ramos, 22, of Holyoke was arraigned on a murder charge in connection with the death of the baby of a pregnant woman who was shot Wednesday while sitting on a bus.

The 22-year-old’s right hand was seen wrapped in bandages and covered in blood. He stood there listening as the prosecution recalled what happened the day before.

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“This was a gun battle with a…in broad daylight in a busy intersection here in the city of Holyoke. This individual, as well as two others, were involved in that altercation that took place at the intersection of the southern market and tragically, one of those rounds struck a passing city bus wounding a female victim and her eight-month-old unborn baby that died as a result of that…” said prosecutors in open court.

At the request of the prosecution, the judge agreed to impound all court documents related to this case due to the sensitive nature of the ongoing investigation.

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For Ramos, a not guilty plea was entered and he’ll remain in custody until his next court date on November 3.

There is a third suspect being sought by law enforcement as well.

Western Mass News will continue to follow this story and will have more starting at 4 p.m. on ABC40.