Man accused of firing gun, threatening ex and her new boyfriend

Oscar Depena of Holyoke charged with threat to murder

Oscar Depena of Holyoke is charged with threat to murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, and discharging a firearm. Image Courtesy: Springfield Police Department

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A man who allegedly fired a gun into the air to threaten his ex-girlfriend was arrested over the weekend.

According to Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney, 25 year-old Oscar Depena of Holyoke is being charged with threat to murder, assault by means of a dangerous weapon, and discharging a firearm, in connection with the incident Saturday evening in the South End.

Delaney says that police were called to Main Street and Wendell Place at around 5:00 P.M. The victim told officers that she and her current boyfriend were riding down the street, when Depena- her ex-boyfriend- pulled up alongside their vehicle. She said that he stuck his head out of the sunroof of his car, threatened the couple, and then fired a gunshot in the air.

They got a license plate number and a description of the vehicle, which they traced to Depena. Delaney says that Springfield officers informed Holyoke police, who arrested Depena outside his home.

Police found spent shell casings in the area of the shooting, Delaney said.

Depena’s arraignment was scheduled for Monday in Springfield District Court.