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Revere man arraigned in connection with January homicide

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  Andre Alon Tripp, 33, of Revere, was arraigned on March 28, facing charges of murder and unlawful possession of a firearm in connection with a fatal shooting that took place in January on Thornton Street. Assistant District Attorney Julie Higgins requested that Tripp be held without bail.

  On the morning of January 24, Revere Police Officers responded to 112 Thornton St., where they found Antwane Strickland, 31, who was reportedly suffering from a gunshot wound.

  The incident had caught the attention of nursing student Kezia Pereria, who ran out of her nearby home to try to help. “I heard some gunshots and the guy yelling,” she said, adding that she reached Strickland ahead of the first responders. “I put pressure on the wound; I was evaluating the patient and saw he needed extra help.”

  Strickland was then taken to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

  Less than 12 hours after the shooting, Revere Police announced that Tripp had been taken into custody.

  During a prior arraignment on January 25, Higgins said Strickland encountered Tripp on Thornton Street and that the situation quickly escalated. Tripp then allegedly pulled out a gun and shot Strickland before he fled the scene on foot.

  Under state law, Tripp could face up to life in prison if convicted. He is due back in court on April 19.

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