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.