Chicopee & State Police searching for 2nd home invasion suspect

Call 413-594-1730 if you have any information

Photo Courtesy: Chicopee Police Department

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Detectives in Chicopee were investigating a home invasion on Montgomery Street, Friday night, and are still searching for one of two suspects.

According to Chicopee Police Officer Michael Wilk, the department received a call about a home invasion, with possible shots fired, on Montgomery Street around 7:25 p.m. Friday.

The victim told police two men entered his home, and one of the suspects hit him in the head with a gun, which then discharged. Wilk said no one was hit by the bullet and the suspects ran away. The victim suffered minor injuries.

Officers searched the area and found one of the alleged suspects crawling in the wooded area near 71 Montgomery Street, Wilk said; he was arrested. Massachusetts State Police dogs also assisted with the search, and found the alleged gun used in the home invasion.

The arrested suspect is 25-year-old Dequan Muhammad of Hartford, CT. He has been charged with the following crimes:

  • Home Invasion while armed with a firearm
  • 2 counts assault and battery with dangerous weapon
  • Impersonating a police officer
  • Larceny from a building
  • Misleading a police officer
  • Kidnapping while armed with a firearm
  • Discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building
  • Carrying a firearm without a license
  • Possessing ammunition without an FID card

Muhammad is being held without bail until his arraignment Monday morning.

Wilk said police are still searching for the second suspect, who was described as possibly a Hispanic man, or a light skinned black man, wearing dark clothing. State Police Crime Services are assisting with the investigation.

If you have any information on the home invasion, or the suspect, you’re asked to call Chicopee Detectives at 413-594-1730.

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