SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield detectives arrested a man and seized an illegal firearm after a traffic stop Wednesday night.

According to Springfield Police spokesman Ryan Walsh, detectives received information on Wednesday that 33-year-old Brandon Murray was driving in a rental car with a gun around 6:10 p.m.

Detectives confirmed that Murray was unable to legally possess a firearm or drive a car. Walsh said officers then located Murray in the parking lot of the Sunoco gas station on the 400 block of East Columbus Avenue and conducted a traffic stop. Detectives arrested Murray and located a firearm in his pocket.

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Walsh said Murray had previously been convicted of possession of a firearm without a license and armed robbery among other crimes. He is being charged with the following:

  • Carrying a loaded firearm without a license
  • Carrying a firearm without a license
  • Carrying a firearm without an FID card – subsequent offense
  • Firearm violation with three prior violent/drug crimes
  • Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license – subsequent offense