After an extended investigation, the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section (VFAS) developed information that indicated homicide suspect WILLIAM CASH, 44, was hiding out at the Arbor Inn Motor Lodge on Bridge Street in Weymouth.
VFAS troopers, working with troopers from the State Police Detective Unit for Essex County, the State Police Special Tactical Operations (STOP) Team, Lynn Police, and Weymouth Police confirmed that CASH was at that location. Shortly after 3 a.m. today, the STOP Team made entry into the room and CASH was taken into custody without incident on the arrest warrant charging him with murder.
State Police utilized the STOP Team – the department’s specialized tactical entry team – because of the potentially high-risk nature of the arrest.
CASH was wanted for an Easter Sunday shooting in Lynn that killed one victim and injured a second. For any further information, including arraignment details, please contact the Essex District Attorney’s Office.
INITIAL RELEASE posted April 20, 2017 at 4:14 p.m.
The Massachusetts State Police and the Lynn Police are seeking WILLIAM A. CASH, 44 (D.O.B. 7/6/72), for a double shooting that occurred Sunday, April 16, in Lynn, resulting in the death of one victim and the serious wounding of a second.
CASH, whose photograph and wanted poster accompanies this release, is black, with black hair and brown eyes. He is 5’10” tall and weighs 330 pounds or more. He has also used the alias WILLIAM S. BANKS, and at various times has used alternative dates of birth of 7/6/71, 7/7/71, and 7/6/81.
The firearm used in the shootings has not been recovered, and CASH should be considered armed and dangerous.
CASH has a lengthy criminal record in Massachusetts that includes convictions for armed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and drug trafficking. He has ties in Lynn, Boston and the surrounding area, as well as in Florida. He may be operating a silver/gray 2005 Chrysler with Massachusetts registration 3FS 819, but he may be in a different vehicle by this point.
A warrant has issued out of Lynn District Court charging CASH with murder. The murder investigation is being conducted by the State Police Detective Unit for Essex County and the Lynn Police, with the assistance of the State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section.
Anyone who sees CASH or has information on his whereabouts is urged to immediately the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section at 1-800-KAPTURE (1-800-527-8873).