Stolen I-phone leads to shots fired in Springfield

Both suspects had a gun without a license

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Police have arrested two men accused of firing guns during a fight over a stolen I-phone.

According to Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney, 22-year-old Joel E. Fernandez and 20-year-old Juan Ortiz were arrested Saturday morning after a disturbance at 193 Commonwealth Avenue.

Sgt. Delaney said both men admitted to firing guns during a heated argument over the stolen I-phone. Both men face several charges including Carrying a Firearm without a License.

 

Joel E. Fernandez (Photo Courtesy: Springfield Police Dept.)
Joel E. Fernandez (Photo Courtesy: Springfield Police Dept.)

Joel E. Fernandez is facing the following charges:

  1. Larceny Over $250.00 (Fernandez stole $750 in cash and a Direct Express Bank Card the day prior from a victim on Oak Grove Ave.) These items were recovered at the scene by the officers)
  2. Discharging a Firearm
  3. Assault By Means of a Dangerous Weapon
  4. Carrying a Firearm without a License
  5. Possession Of Ammo (Officers found 49 rounds of ammo)
  6. Possession. Of a Firearm With 3 Prior Violent Offenses

 

 

Juan A. Ortiz (Photo Courtesy: Springfield Police Dept.)
Juan A. Ortiz (Photo Courtesy: Springfield Police Dept.)

Juan A. Ortiz was charged with the following:

  1. Carrying a Firearm without a License
  2. Possession Of Ammo
  3. Possession Of a Class “B” Substance (Ortiz had PCP on his person)
  4. Assault By Means of a Dangerous Weapon (gun)
  5. False Name to Police
  6. Carrying a Firearm With an Outstanding Warrant
  7. Warrants for intimidation of a Witness, A&B
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