SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- We are learning more about the man police allege shot and killed a 20 year old in Holyoke earlier this week.

The shooting happened Tuesday afternoon at Dock's Classic car dealership.

According to court documents obtained by Western Mass News, Paul Paradzinski, 67, told police he shot Aribertic Rodriguez in self-defense after the 20 year old allegedly punched him.

However, several witnesses statements suggest Rodriguez may have thrown the punch to defend himself against Paradzinski.

Tuesday afternoon, Holyoke Police arrived at Dock's Classics dealership on Clemente Street to find Rodriguez lying in the road with a single gun shot wound through the arm and chest and two shell casings nearby.

According to the police report retrieved by Western Mass News, they also found Paradzinski - an employee of the store - with a handgun and a license to carry.

Police noted Paradzinski had a bloody wound to the face.

After handing the gun over, Paradinzski told police, according to the report, that "he indicated he was hit in the face, pushed, wanted them to leave and defended himself."

The documents suggest Rodriguez and at least one other person were seen going into Dock's Classics shortly before.

The report said that police spoke with two witnesses who said that Rodriguez and Paradzinski got into an argument while in the store.

One witness told police, according to documents, that Rodriguez punched the older male, believed to be Paradzinki, saying he did so when the older male made a gesture to his waist.

A second witness noticed the same older male make a similar gesture - a jerking motion - causing Rodriguez to get nervous, punch him, and run away.

The documents show those witnesses both saw the older male, believed to be Paradzinski, pull out a gun and fire multiple times and both witness statements show the shots were fired after Rodriguez had started running away.

In the documents, police recounted what was seen on surveillance footage, but they were more vague, saying "there appears to be a confrontation and then the two males run away."

The documents state surveillance footage captured Rodriguez running from Dock's lot into Clemente Street before collapsing and never getting up.

Paradzinski is facing a murder charge. He is currently hospitalized and was arraigned from his hospital bed this morning. He's being held without right to bail and his next court appearance is June 21.

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