SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A Springfield man is facing firearm charges after police were called to a gun call Sunday morning.

According to Springfield Police Spokesperson Ryan Walsh, at around 6 a.m. officers were dispatched to the 0-100 block of Harrison Avenue for a gun call. A man was seen running away from the area with a firearm in his hand when police arrived. He was ordered to drop the gun several times before he tossed it over a fence.

Police were able to detain him on Chestnut Street. Police seized the loaded firearm on the ground and 12 bags of heroin in the pocket of 27-year-old Timothy Ortiz. He was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License
  • Carrying a Firearm without a License
  • Assault with a Dangerous Weapon
  • Possession of a Class A Drug
  • Resisting Arrest