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Authorities: Argument involving roommates ends with shooting

July 15, 2021 GMT

SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) — What started as an argument between roommates ended with one man fatally shooting the other, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Somerville police Chief Charles Femino said in a statement.

Police responding to a 911 call at about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday found a man sitting outside the Somerville home with a gun in his hand. He placed it on the ground when ordered to do so by police, and was arrested.

Robert Favreau, 22, was found inside with an apparent gunshot wound and pronounced dead at the scene, the statement said.

A woman in the home hid inside a closet and called 911, telling dispatchers that her brother had been shot by his roommate, Ryan said.

The 26-year-old suspect faces arraignment Thursday on charges including armed assault to murder. It was not clear if he had an attorney.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the suspect lived in the home and the victim had been staying with him for several months, authorities said. The shooting remains under investigation.