Suspect shot by Springfield police officer identified

Crime

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The man shot by a Springfield police officer after he allegedly struck the officer with his car has been identified.

Springfield Police Department spokesman Ryan Walsh told 22News the suspect, 24-year-old Geovonny Hernandez, remains in custody at Baystate Medical Center, where he is expected to be arraigned on the following charges:

  • 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

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

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 Tuesday as a result of that investigation.

Related coverage: Month-long investigation into drug, firearm activity in Springfield led to officer-involved shooting

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