SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Police arrested a man and woman outside the Mercy Medical Center emergency department after dropping off victims wounded in a shooting on College Street Friday.
Springfield Police spokesman Ryan Walsh told 22News 24-year-old Daysia Fowler and 24-year-old Raekwon Jackson were arrested around 7:00 p.m. outside the Mercy Hospital Emergency room.
Walsh said while officers were called to College Street for a Shotspotter activation, additional officers were at the local hospitals after they were made aware a gunshot victim possibly getting dropped off privately. Two minutes later, an officer at Mercy saw five people get out of a car parked in front of the emergency room; Two of those people were bleeding.
Walsh said the two men had non-life threatening gunshot wounds from the shooting on College Street.
Walsh said another passenger, later identified as Raekwon Jackson had a large bag over his shoulder. Because of the shooting that took place, officers searched the bag and found a large amount of cash and liquid cocaine. Another bag filled with cash was also found in the car. Inside the trunk, there was a third bag with a loaded high capacity semi-automatic firearm inside.
Fowler was charged with the following:
- Carrying a loaded firearm without a license
- Possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number
- Possession of a high capacity magazine
- Unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle
Jackson was charged with the following:
- Possession with the intent to distribute a Class B Drug (liquid cocaine)