Springfield Police say “retaliatory crime” possibly prevented following arrest

Officers were investigating two shootings

Courtesy of the Springfield Police Department

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Police spokesman Sgt. John Delaney said police were able to stop a possible “retaliatory crime” after they arrested a man in the city’s Forest Park neighborhood on Friday.

Delaney told 22News one of the shootings related to the arrest happened September 27 on Longfellow Terrace. A young man was shot, and officers investigating were determining suspects and knew a 2007 Nissan Altima was involved.

Davidson Altimo, Courtesy of the Springfield Police Department
Davidson Altimo, Courtesy of the Springfield Police Department

On September 30, Springfield Police responded to a shooting around noon on Main Street. Davidson Altimo, 20, of Daytona Street in Springfield, was shot in the city’s south end, said Delaney.

On Friday, officers were on Longfellow Terrace, still investigating both shootings. The officers saw the grey Altima that was part of the investigation, traveling through the Forest Park neighborhood. Officers saw Altimo in the passenger seat of the car, said Delaney.

The officers conducted a traffic stop, and saw Altimo attempting to conceal a firearm. Officers took Altimo from the car and seized a .9mm semi-automatic handgun fully loaded with fifteen rounds, said Delaney.

Altimo was arrested and charged with carrying a firearm without a permit and possession of a large capacity firearm. The driver of the Altima was arrested for driving without a license, said Delaney.

Altimo was released on bail on Saturday and will be arraigned on Tuesday in Springfield District Court.