Springfield Police arrested man who allegedly fired gun Sunday

One man was arrested and one gun was recovered

Photo Courtesy Springfield Police Department

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Police said their “Shotspotter” technology alerted officers to gunfire early Sunday morning in downtown Springfield.

Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney said that the system picked up the sound of a shot fired at Lyman and Chestnut Streets. There, officers found three men walking away from the area. Police eventually stopped them, and officers allegedly found a gun in the jacket of one of the men, 23-year-old Christian Olivo.

Olivo was arrested, and is being charged with:

  • Carrying a firearm without a license
  • Discharging a firearm within 500 ft. of a building
  • Possession of a high-capacity feeding device
  • Possession of ammunition

He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday at Springfield District Court.