Suspect shot by Springfield officer held without bail pending Thursday hearing


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – No bail for the man shot by Springfield police after he allegedly attempted to run over an officer.

Twenty-four year-old Geovonny Hernandez was arraigned Tuesday in Springfield District Court. He was ordered held pending a hearing on Thursday to determine whether he’s dangerous.

Hernandez is facing 22 charges in connection with last week’s incident:

  • Armed assault with intent to murder
  • Assault and battery with a dangerous weapon
  • Distribution of a Class A substance (5 counts)
  • Distribution of a Class B substance (2 counts)
  • Possession to distribute a Class A drug
  • Possession with intent to distribute a Class B drug (2 counts)
  • Receiving stolen property less than $1,200
  • Improper storage of a large capacity firearm
  • Possession of a large capacity firearm in commission of a felony
  • Conspiracy to violate narcotics drug laws
  • Resisting arrest
  • Failure to stop for an officer
  • Reckless operation of a motor vehicle
  • Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license
  • Leaving the scene of a personal injury accident
  • Larceny of a motor vehicle

Springfield Police Department spokesman Ryan Walsh said Hernandez was trying to get away from police when he struck an officer with his car on Belmont Avenue. That’s when the officer fired his weapon, wounding Hernandez.

The shooting incident happened as a month-long investigation into drug and firearm activity on Fort Pleasant Avenue came to an end on July 3. In total, 12 people were arrested.

MUGSHOTS & CHARGESFort Pleasant Ave suspects facing multiple drug, firearms charges

Walsh told 22News officers seized two illegal firearms, 265 bags of heroin, cocaine, more than 50 rocks of crack cocaine in addition to several bags, and nearly $5,500 in cash as a result of that investigation.

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