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Teen charged with murder of Methuen man

An 18-year-old from Lawrence was arrested Wednesday night for for the fatal shooting of a Methuen man in February, the Essex district attorney’s office said.

Yanuel Mejia, 18, was charged with murder, possession of a loaded fire arm and a second offense of carrying a firearm, the office said in a statement.

Mejia was expected to be arraigned in Salem Superior Court Thursday, the statement said.

Methuen police responded to reports of shots fired at Kimball Road at 5:24 a.m. on Feb. 17.

Edwy Lopez, 22, was found with gunshot wounds and was transported to Lawrence General Hospital where he was pronounced dead, the statement said.