Springfield PD: Eastern Avenue shooting suspect arrested


A Springfield man has been arrested in connection with a shooting on Eastern Avenue that left one victim with non-life threatening injuries.

Springfield Police spokesman Ryan Walsh said officers arrested 38-year-old Ronald Kelly Wednesday night after the shooting occurred.

Walsh told 22News the shooting incident happened just before 8 p.m. when a ShotSpotter was activated near 300 Eastern Ave.

That was when officers found a man with a gunshot wound near 100 Alden Street. Walsh described his injuries as non-life threatening.

Springfield Police said around 9 p.m., they located a car involved in the shooting on Wilton St. and arrested Kelly when he came out of the home where they located the car.

Kelly is facing the following charges:

  • Carrying a gun without a license
  • Possession of ammunition without ID
  • Discharging a gun within 500 feet of a building
  • Assault and battery with a dangerous weapon

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