Springfield man arrested after more than 20 shots fired


Credit: Springfield Police Department

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A Springfield man was arrested Monday after a shots fired incident in the Mason Square area of the city.

According to Springfield Police Spokesperson Ryan Walsh, police were notified of a ShotSpotter activation around 7:00 p.m. Monday night near the intersection of Wilbraham Avenue and Beverly Street. Officers said there were about 40 people in the area when they heard about 20 additional rounds being fired. A car was also observed speeding from the area.

Springfield Police chased the vehicle until it stopped at the intersection of Balis and Isabel Streets. The suspect, 21-year-old Jacoby Baymon of Springfield, got out of the vehicle and ran off. Officers and two K-9 units searched the area for Baymon. K-9 officer Flexx found Baymon hiding in the backyard of a home on Balis Street. K-9 officer Yogi also discovered a firearm nearby. Baymon was arrested and the firearm discovered was identified as a high capacity loaded firearm capable of holding 18 rounds of ammunition.

Credit: Springfield Police Department

Baymon has been charged for the following:

  • Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License
  • Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm
  • Possession of a High Capacity Magazine/Feeding Device

No one was reported injured in the shots fire incident.

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