Man indicted for shooting during murder victim’s vigil

August 16, 2019

August 15, 2019

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tim Connolly 508-688-5565



FITCHBURG — A Worcester County Grand Jury handed up indictments today in the July 15 shooting at an early morning vigil for a murder victim on Blossom Street in Fitchburg, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

William Linde, 32, of 73 Blossom St. is charged with armed assault with intent to murder; assault and battery with a dangerous weapon; carrying a firearm, not at home or work (armed career criminal); possession of ammunition, no FID card (armed career criminal); and carrying a loaded firearm, not at home or work.

Mr. Linde, who is being held in jail on unrelated charges, will be arraigned in Worcester Superior Court at a later date.

The investigation began when a 22-year-old man ran into the Fitchburg Police Headquarters at about 2:15 a.m. on July 15 and reported that he had been shot. The victim had been at a vigil on lower Blossom Street for Leon Wilson, 23 of 49 Spruce St., Fitchburg who had been shot and killed on July 11 near 30 Blossom St.

Fitchburg Police and the State Police Detectives assigned to the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office investigated the case.

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