Springfield Police arrest two men, seize two handguns

Police confiscated two pistols and ammo

Khair-Ulrin Raheem and Felix Burgos (Image Courtesy: Springfield Police Department)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Police took two handguns and ammunition off the street, after chasing and arresting two men in the Hill-McKnight section of the city Tuesday night.

Springfield Police Lt. Brian Keenan told 22News police received a call of “men with handguns” on Armory Street after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. That led to a search and a foot-chase involving police dogs. He said, “There were K-9s, narcotics officers, the uniformed division. They all worked together. It was good police work.”

Image Courtesy: Springfield Police Department
Image Courtesy: Springfield Police Department

Police caught up with the two men on Armory Street across from Springfield Technical Community College. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney released new information on Wednesday, including the names of the accused suspects. He said the men arrested were 27-year-old Khair-Ulrim Abdul Raheem and 19-year-old Felix R. Burgos, both of Springfield.

Sgt. Delaney said the two men were getting out of a Dodge Avenger when police arrived. After they were arrested, officers investigated the Avenger and found a .357 revolver and a 9mm semi-automatic handgun. Sgt. Delaney said the guns were loaded and found under the driver and passenger seats.

Both men are being charged with Possession of a Loaded Firearm, which is a second offense for Raheem, and Ammo with No FID. Lt. Keenan said they were held in jail overnight, and arraigned Wednesday in Springfield District Court.

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