SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A Springfield man was arrested Monday for gun charges after he allegedly told police he shot at a vehicle that attempted to hit him.

According to Springfield Police Spokesperson Ryan Walsh, officers were called to the 300 block of State Street around 4:40 p.m. Monday for a crash involving two pedestrians and a disturbance involving a firearm. A women was found and told police she had been hit by a car and then one of the passengers of the car allegedly pointed a firearm at her. The vehicle then left the area.

The other pedestrian, later identified as 19-year-old Jovanne Torres of Springfield, was also located by police. Torres told officers the driver of the car tried to hit him, so Torres pulled out a firearm. A spent shell casing was located in the nearby parking lot, which police alleged was fired by Torres.

The firearm was located in Torres’ sweatshirt pocket and determined to be a large capacity ghost gun loaded with nine rounds of ammunition. The magazine was capable of holding 31 rounds of ammunition.

Torres was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Carrying a Firearm without a License
  • Carrying a Loaded Large Capacity Firearm without a License
  • Discharging a Firearm within 500 feet of a Building
  • Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card
  • Possession of a Firearm without an FID Card
  • Possession of a High-Capacity Magazine/Feeding Device

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