South Hadley's Robert Papalardo Killed In Chicopee Robbery

A man who attempted to rob a Hampden County convenience store and later died of his wounds has been identified as a 53-year-old South Hadley man, authorities said. 

Chicopee Police

Chicopee Police

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Robert Papalardo died Thursday night, April 18, after paramedics rushed him to Baystate Medical Center following the shooting in Chicopee just before 6:30 p.m., the Hampden County District Attorney's Office said. 

An initial investigation found that Papalardo tried to rob the Zain’s Smoke Shop & Convenience on Montgomery Street when shots were fired, police said. Authorities said Papalardo was armed. 

No one else was injured. Police did not say who pulled the trigger. 

Chicopee police are investigating the incident. 

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