Homicide Investigation Ongoing in New Bedford

May 31, 2014

New Bedford Police, Homicide Unit prosecutors and state police detectives assigned to this office are actively investigating a homicide, which occurred in the City of New Bedford last night.

Police responded to shots fired in the area of 125 Collette Street last night around 9:20 p.m. 

Upon arrival, first responders found two male victims outside a home at that address. The deceased victim has been identified as Daniel Smith, 20, of New Bedford. A second victim, a 25-year-old man who is not being identified at this time, was rushed to an area hospital where he was in critical condition as of earlier today. The Medical Examiner’s Office has taken custody of the deceased and will perform an autopsy. 

If anyone was in the area surrounding Collette Street last night between 9 and 9:30 p.m. who may have seen anything or has any information about the incident, they are urged to contact New Bedford Police at 508-991-6300 or by utilizing the department’s anonymous tip line at 508-961-4584. Citizens can also use the district attorney’s anonymous text a tip program by either texting the phrase “Call 50” to the phone number 274637 or by logging on to tip submit.com. 

Because the investigation is extremely active and ongoing at this time, no further information can be disseminated about the case. If an arrest is made or further information becomes available, this office will send out a follow up press release. 


Gregg Miliote
Director of Communications
774-292-9576—after hours