A West Springfield, Massachusetts, man charged with shooting his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend in the groin and ripping a $500 gold chain from his neck has been held on $250,000 bail.
The Republican reports that Jose Marte Jr. pleaded not guilty Monday to seven charges including attempted murder in connection with the shooting last week near a city park.
Witnesses told police that the 21-year-old Marte and his girlfriend pulled into a parking lot where the victim and his friends were. Police say the shooting took place after an argument and struggle.
Marte and his girlfriend then fled the scene and were tracked down later.
The victim was taken to the hospital with a non-fatal wound.
Marte's lawyer retained the right to request lower bail at a later date.