Man arrested after 13 shots fired in Springfield

It’s not clear what damage was done, if any, or if anyone was injured

Charles Brown. Image Courtesy: Springfield Police Department

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Police in Springfield made an arrest after at least 13 shots were fired in the city’s McKnight neighborhood late Sunday night.

According to Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney, officers were called to the area of 80 Florida Street just before 9:00 P.M. after the department’s “Shot Spotter” activation system picked up the sound of gunfire. As police got there, the department received 911 calls about two people running away toward Lincoln Street following the gunshots.

Charles Brown. Image Courtesy: Springfield Police Department

Police spotted the two, but Delaney says one of them took off running toward Magazine Street. Police chased after the suspect through the Magazine Park area, and ultimately found him hiding under a car on Bay Street. The man, identified as Charles Brown, 19, of Springfield, allegedly had a .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun on him.

Back on Florida Street, Delaney says officers found 13 spent .40 caliber shell casings.

Brown is now charged with possession of a large capacity firearm and possession of a large-capacity magazine magazine. He is being held on $100,000 bail pending his arraignment Tuesday in Springfield District Court.