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2 Arrested in Connection to Deadly Shooting of Man on Bike

Two men have been arrested in connection to death of a man who was shot while riding his bicycle last week in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Police said they’ve arrested 24-year-old Juan Gutierrez of Southbridge and 21-year-old Kenneth Vazquez of Worcester in connection to the Sept. 7 shooting that witnesses called a “drive-by.”

The shooting was reported at about 6:30 p.m. near the area of 64 Country Club Blvd., according to police. At the scene, authorities discovered a man suffering from a gunshot wound and rushed him to an area hospital, where he later died.

The victim was identified as Juan Mendez, 37, of Worcester.

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According to authorities, the suspects were arrested Tuesday when members of the Vice Squad came across Guiterrez at Millbury Street. At the time, the suspect had a warrant for his arrest and tried to flee police when he saw them on foot.

The suspect was allegedly found with “several” bags of cocaine and heroin.

Vazquez was found near Lake Avenue and was also arrested that day, police said.

Both suspects were arrested on charges that include murder and resisting arrest. Gutierrez faces charges that include possession of drugs with intent to distribute. Vazquez additionally faces charges of carrying a firearm without a license and possession of ammunition without an FID card.

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