SPD Homicide Unit Investigation Leads to an Arrest from an April 15th Murder on Worthington Street

Springfield, Mass. — A Springfield Police Department Homicide Unit Investigation under the direction of Captain Trent Duda leads to the arrest of 21-year-old Andre Wise in connection with the murder of 21-year-old Karmari Alexander.

On Friday April 15th at approximately 10:05p.m.officers responded to an apartment on the 1000 block of Worthington Street for a report of a shooting.  An adult gunshot victim, Alexander, was located and transported to Baystate where he succumbed to his injuries.

Homicide Detectives began investigating and identified Wise as a suspect.  On April 25th Detectives requested and were granted a warrant for his arrest on murder and additional charges.

On Wednesday May 4th at approximately 3:30 p.m. members of the Springfield Police Firearms Investigation Unit, Springfield Police Warrant Apprehension Unit, U.S. Marshals Task Force, Massachusetts State Police VFAS, Hampden District Attorney’s SAFE Unit and Hampden County Sheriff’s Department under the direction of Captain Brian Keenan arrested Wise near the intersection of Hall and Dickinson Streets.

Detectives seized a loaded firearm and crack-cocaine from Wise.

A booking photo will be available after his arraignment in Springfield District Court.

21-year-old Andre Wise of Hartford, Connecticut is charged with:

  • Arrest Warrant

–          Murder

–          Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License

–          Carrying a Firearm without a License

–          Home Invasion (5 Counts)

–          Malicious Destruction of Property + $1200

–          Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

  • Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License
  • Possession of a Class B Drug