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    Teen Accused of Shooting Man in Mass. Forest Due in Court
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    MIAMI - FEBRUARY 02: A judges gavel rests on top of a desk in the courtroom of the newly opened Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum February 3, 2009 in Miami, Florida. The museum is located in the only known structure in the nation that was designed, devoted to and operated as a separate station house and municipal court for African-Americans. In September 1944, the first black patrolmen were sworn in as emergency policemen to enforce the law in what was then called the "Central Negro District." The precinct building opened in May 1950 to provide a station house for the black policemen and a courtroom for black judges in which to adjudicate black defendants. The building operated from 1950 until its closing in 1963. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Police have made an arrest in connection with an early morning shooting at a state park in western Massachusetts that left a man fighting for his life.

    The Berkshire district attorney says 19-year-old Kevin Nieves, of Pittsfield, faces charges including armed assault with intent to murder in the shooting at about 1 a.m. Tuesday in October Mountain State Forest in Washington.

    The 19-year-old victim was taken to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield where he underwent surgery and was listed in critical condition as of Tuesday. His name wasn't released but police say he's from Cheshire.

    Authorities did not disclose a possible motive.

    Nieves is scheduled for arraignment Wednesday. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney.

    At 16,500 acres, October Mountain is the largest state forest in Massachusetts.

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