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More than a year after fatal Lowell shooting, man charged in slaying

More than a year after a 24-year-old Anthony Luna was found fatally shot in Lowell, a man was arrested Wednesday and charged with his murder, authorities said.

Joseph McGillicuddy, 22 of Lowell, is scheduled to be arraigned in Middlesex Superior Court Thursday, according to a joint statement from Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Lowell Police Superintendent Kelly Richardson.

McGillicuddy, who was indicted by a Middlesex grand jury on March 7, was taken into custody Wednesday at a home on Ames Hill Road in Billerica, according to the statement.

Luna was shot and killed at around 4:30 a.m. near the corner of O’Connell and Fay streets in Lowell on February, 17, 2018, according to a prior Globe story.

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Two Lowell men, who were known to the victim, Christian Tripp-Kirwin and Joseph Luna, both age 21, were charged with firearms charges in relation to Luna’s death, but the investigation into the shooting remained ongoing, according to the statement.

Joseph Luna is a cousin to the victim, according to a prior Globe article.


Adam Sennott can be reached at adam.sennott@globe.com