A suspect wanted in connection with a Massachusetts homicide investigation was arrested trying to fly out of Bradley International Airport to Puerto Rico Monday, according to state police.
Roberto Santiago, 19, of West Springfield, Mass. was arrested and charged as a fugitive from justice.
Connecticut State Police said around 8 p.m. Monday they were contacted by Massachusetts State Police and the West Springfield Police Department about a suspect who may be trying to fly out of Bradley. Troopers found Santiago at Terminal A and arrested him without issue. Santiago had purchased a ticket to San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The Hampden District Attorney’s office in Massachusetts confirmed that Roberto Santiago is a suspect in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Delilah Santiago, of Holyoke, Mass. Delilah Santiago was found in an apartment in West Springfield, Mass. with a gunshot wound to her head Monday shortly before 1 p.m.
Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni released the following statement:
“This was a tragic incident that resulted in a young woman senselessly losing her life. My sympathy and thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends. This quick arrest comes as a result of the constructive collaboration between the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to my office, the West Springfield Police Department, and members of my office's Murder and Major Felonies Unit, especially Assistant District Attorney Max Bennett. I thank them all for their great work. This cooperation will continue as my office now focuses its effort on a successful prosecution and justice for the victim and her family.”
Santiago was held on a $1 million bond and is scheduled to be arraigned at Enfield Superior Court on Tuesday.