Teen arrested, loaded firearm seized after shooting in Springfield

Crime

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – An 18-year-old was arrested Friday afternoon after a shooting on Central Street in Springfield.

According to Springfield Police spokesman Ryan Walsh, around 4:45 p.m. officers were called to the 100 block of Central Street for a shotspotter activation.

When officers arrived, they spoke to a victim whose car was struck while she was inside. She was not injured. Officers then searched the area for the suspect and located 18-year-old Jaylen Graham. Walsh said he was identified as a shooter and the firearm was seized. The firearm was reported stolen out of Vermont.

(Photo: Springfield PD)

Graham is charged with the following:

  • Carrying a firearm without a license
  • Carrying a loaded firearm without a license
  • Firearm violation with 3 prior/violent drug crimes
  • Discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
  • Malicious damage to a motor vehicle
  • Attempt to commit assault and battery by discharging a firearm
  • Threat to commit a crime
  • Receiving stolen property less than $1200

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