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Springfield man killed in home of illegal ‘marijuana growing operation’

A Springfield man was fatally shot Wednesday in a house believed to be used as a “significant marijuana growing operation,” according to the Hampden district attorney’s office.
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A Springfield man was fatally shot Wednesday in a house believed to be used as a “significant marijuana growing operation,” according to the Hampden district attorney’s office.

A Springfield man was fatally shot Wednesday in a house believed to be used as a “significant marijuana growing operation,” according to the Hampden district attorney’s office.

Timothy Redmond, 38, of Springfield was found with multiple gunshot wounds at 37 Francis St. and was pronounced dead at the scene, Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni wrote in a statement.

Officials are investigating whether Redmond lived in the home or had any personal connection to the alleged marijuana growing operation, said Ryan Walsh, a Springfield police spokesman.

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“The amount of marijuana found was clearly not for personal use,” said Walsh, who could not say how many plants were found in the home.

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When officers arrived at the scene, they found Redmond and a dead dog.

A bedroom and the basement were full with marijuana, Walsh said.

“What kind of makes this a marijuana growing operation is just the sophistication and the technology that was located in the home,” Walsh said.

Massachusetts residents are allowed to grow a limited number of marijuana plants in their own homes — either six plants for a single-person home, or 12 plants for households with two or more adults.

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No arrests have been made in Redmond’s death.

Felicia Gans can be reached at felicia.gans@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @FeliciaGans.