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Suspect in Springfield homicide captured, girlfriend too

SPRINGFIELD — 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.

Wesley Wing, age 37 from Springfield, Vt., died as a result of gunshot injuries suffered during a shooting incident. Wing succumbed to his wounds at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday, April 19, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire, police reported.

Police said the shooting incident appeared 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. He was then transported to Springfield Hospital before being air-lifted 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. Leads eventually led to his arrest.

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

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