TAUNTON (WBSM) — The identity of the victim in Saturday morning’s homicide in Taunton has been released.

The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office has identified the victim as Jhonny Lajoie, 32, of Taunton.

Lajoie was found shot to death at 155 Highland Street after Taunton Police responded on May 4 at around 9:45 a.m. to a report of a deceased male in a furnished shed.

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The investigation remains ongoing and is being conducted by Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the D.A.’s Office, Taunton Police and Homicide Unit prosecutors.

No further information has been released at this time.

Crime Rate Statistics in SouthCoast Towns

Here are the crime rate statistics for SouthCoast communities, utilizing data from 2022, the most recent year available. Annual data is from the Massachusetts Crime Statistics. The number of crimes is a data collection of total arrests, DUI/OUI charges, violent crimes, and hate crimes. The clearance rate is the number of charged crimes divided by the total number of crimes recorded. We listed the SouthCoast towns alphabetically.

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