Brookfield drug murder suspect jailed in Queens

A suspect in the May 12 double shooting in Brookfield that left one man dead and another with serious injuries was arrested Saturday, July 22, in New York City, state police said.

The Vermont State Police identified the suspect as Devon Dennis, 43, of Hartford, Connecticut. Detectives on May 19 obtained an arrest warrant for Dennis on a charge of second-degree murder connected to the fatal shooting of Juan Sierra, 27, of Springfield, Massachusetts.

The warrant also accused Dennis of attempted second-degree murder arising from the shooting of Miguel Fuentes, 29, also of Springfield, Massachusetts. Fuentes has been discharged from the hospital.

Investigators determined that the shooting was drug-related. Police learned that Dennis had traveled to Jamaica on May 13 from Bradley International Airport in Connecticut. He flew back from Jamaica to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Saturday morning, July 22, where he was met and arrested by members of Homeland Security Investigations, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the New York City Police Department, the U.S. Marshals Service, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Dennis is jailed pending an initial appearance next week in Queens County Criminal Court. He ultimately will be extradited to Vermont to face the murder and attempted-murder charges.

Categories: Crime

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  1. We keep letting cartel affiliated drug traffickers live here illegally and this is what we get.
    Why would Vermont be immune?
    Securing the border and letting ICE do their job is just common sense- and no, I don’t mean “building a great wall” . No sensible republican actually believes that is the answer.
    Trump had illegal crossings down to 400-500 for the entire southern border by his last weeks in office simply by sending a “strong message”.

    Libs,you wanna cry about “Remain in Mexico” or spiked balls in the Rio Grande? consider this – over 600 drownings in Biden’s first year compared to 283 by summer of 2019. Who’s policies are killing more “migrants” now?

    Any deterrent put in place saves lives.