LOWELL (CBS) – Lowell Police are searching for a man they say shot and killed a woman Tuesday night in Lowell. Police released a photo of 20-year-old Xavier DeJesus of Lowell, who is accused of murdering 23-year-old Deija Mendez.
Mendez was sitting in the driver’s seat of an SUV outside a Coral Street home when she was shot.
DeJesus is described as being approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing about 140 pounds.
Investigators believe the two knew each other there may have been a dispute over a car.
DeJesus has been charged with murder, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, carrying a firearm without a license and possession of ammunition without an FID card in connection with the fatal shooting.