Man faces charges after shots fired in Monson

The suspect was arrested approximately two hours after gunshots were fired

MONSON, Mass. (WWLP) – Police in Monson say a man is facing several gun charges after shots were fired Tuesday night.

According to the Monson Police Department, gunshots were heard around 9:50 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Gates Street.

When officers got there, they found that one of the people involved threatened another person with a firearm before running away from the residence, and then fired at least one shot. Officers then searched for the man, and found a handgun buried in the woods a couple hundred yards behind the residence, Monson police say.

The Palmer Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police helped check the area.

The suspect was found around 11:40 p.m., near Gates Street and Cushman Ave., where he was arrested, Monson police say.

The suspect is being charged with two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm without a license, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, possession of ammunition without a license, improper storage of a firearm, possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number, and trespassing with a firearm, said Monson police.