Springfield man arrested in Amherst, illegal possession of a firearm

Hampshire County

AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) — Amherst Police were called to Nutting Avenue early Saturday morning following reports of a firearm and what were thought to be gunshots.

According to police, officers arrived to the location and saw college-aged individuals fleeing. A physical description and clothing description led officers to Carlos Vazques, who was in a motor vehicle, driving away from the area.

Vazquez was found with a 9mm handgun in his possession, he was not licensed to carry the firearm.

Carlos Vazques, 21, Springfield is charged with the following:

  • Assault with a Dangerous Weapon
  • Firearm, Carry without a License
  • Firearm, Possess Large Capacity
  • Ammunition without FID Card

Vazques is awaiting arraignment at the Hampshire County House of Correction. No injuries were reported and the firearm is believed to not have been discharged.

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