Road Rage May Have Led To Fatal Lowell Shooting, DA Says

LOWELL (WBZ-AM) -- A Lowell woman has been charged with murder in the fatal Thursday shooting of a Peabody man--and Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said it appears to be a case of road rage.

Graciela Paulino, 20, was arraigned in Lowell District Court Friday morning, where a judge ordered her held without bail.

Ryan's office says Paulino shot Marc Devoe, 34, around 12:39 p.m. after the two became involved in some sort of an altercation while in their cars. 

Devoe was in his car with a passenger when he was shot in the chest. Police said he continued to drive a short distance after being shot, crashing into a cement jersey barrier at YMCA Drive and the exit driveway of the Gallagher Transportation Terminal.

He was taken to Lowell General Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

"There was some incident that occurred in traffic that resulted in a following of the vehicle with Mr. Devoe," Ryan said. "This is an act of gun violence arising from what seems to be a random encounter in traffic."

Paulino was arrested Thursday night.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Carl Stevens reports

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