Lee Harvey of Boston Indicted for the 2022 Murder of Jose Delacruz in Lawrence


A grand jury sitting Wednesday in Salem Superior Court returned the indictment against Lee Harvey, 30, of Roslindale for allegedly shooting and killing 32-year-old Jose Delacruz.

Delacruz was fatally wounded early on March 27, 2022, outside a Bank of America ATM near 257 Essex St., Lawrence.

Harvey also was indicted for carrying a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm and armed robbery while masked. He will be arraigned at a future date.

A second suspect in the case, Dennis Ortiz, 29, of Boston was arrested on unrelated charges in Suffolk County last June and later indicted, too, for the killing.

In addition, a grand jury indicted Ortiz on charges of armed robbery while masked; carrying a firearm without a license, fourth offense; and illegal possession of a loaded firearm.

A third suspect, Carmelo Martinez, 29, of East Boston has been arrested and indicted for armed robbery while masked.

The case is being investigated by the Essex County District Attorney’s Office State Police Detective Unit and detectives from the Lawrence Police Department.