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Man dead after Springfield shooting, suspect identified

Gregory  Allen  Smith


The Springfield Police Department and Vermont State Police Major Crime Unit announce the capture of Gregory Allen Smith in Londonderry, Vt. Thursday, April 23.  Smith, wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of Wesley Wing on April 18 in Springfield, was taken into custody without incident this morning along with Wendy Morris, age 25,  Springfield, Vt. Morris is one of Smith’s girlfriends. Investigation led police to this location.
Both Smith and Morris are currently in custody and being processed.  It is unclear at this time when either will appear in court, police said in a release Thursday, but they will notify the media as soon as that date, time, and location is known.  There is no further information at this time.

SPRINGFIELD – Wesley Wing, age 37 from Springfield, Vt., died Saturday night, April 18, as a result of gunshot injuries suffered during a shooting incident. Police continue to search for a suspect, according to an updated police report from the Springfield police April 20.

Wing succumbed to his wounds at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire, police reported.

Police said the shooting incident appears to be isolated, and evidence did not suggest any threat to public safety.

Springfield police responded to in the incident shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday and headed to the Jake’s South Street Market after a person called the station reporting that there had been a shooting. After being shot multiple times, Wing had made his way to the store for help, police said. Shortly thereafter, he was transported to Springfield Hospital, and then air-lifted from there to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Wing underwent surgery but eventually succumbed to his injuries.

On Monday, April 20, the investigation team secured an arrest warrant for Gregory Allen Smith, age 30, of Springfield Vt., for 2nd Degree murder, $500,000 bail.

A search warrant was executed at a residence in Keene, N.H., but Smith had fled the area by the time police arrived. However, the 2011 black Infinity allegedly operated by Smith during the shooting was seized by the Keene Police Department at the residence.

Police believe that Smith is now operating a white 2004 Buick Rendezvous bearing NH registration 3364095. The vehicle also has a pink “NY” symbol on the rear window and a “zebra heart” decal on the left rear passenger side window.

Smith is last believed to be wearing blue jeans, a black shirt, grey and lime running shoes, and a N.Y. Yankees hat with lime green and white lettering.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Springfield Police Department at 802-885-2113, Vermont State Police (any barracks) or 911.

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