Man on scooter arrested after shots fired in Springfield

Credit: Springfield Police Department

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A Springfield man was arrested after gunshots were heard in Springfield Saturday morning.

According to Springfield Police Spokesperson Ryan Walsh, officers heard gunshots in the area of Allen Street and Alberta Street around 11:00 a.m. A witness told the officers a man allegedly fired a gun and left on a scooter.

A short time later, a man on a scooter was found in a parking lot on Orange Street. The man, later identified as 28-year-old Christian Ayala-Pellot of Springfield, saw police and attempted to drive away. Ayala-Pellot attempted to drive through a red light when he was hit by a vehicle legally going through the intersection. Ayala-Pellot then attempted to run but officers were able to arrest him in a backyard of a nearby home.

A loaded firearm and four bags of heroin were seized from a fanny pack Ayala-Pellot had in his possession. While he was being booked at the police department, Ayala-Pellot allegedly gave a fake name. Once officers discovered his real identity, it was revealed he was wanted for a warrant in Pennsylvania.

He has been charged with the following:

  • Carrying a Firearm without a License
  • Carrying a Loaded Large Capacity Firearm on a Public Way
  • Discharging a Firearm within 500 feet of a Building
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Malicious Destruction of Property Less than $1200
  • Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident
  • Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle
  • Possession of a Class a Drug
  • Arrestee Furnish a False Name
  • Motor Vehicle Operator Refuse to Identify Self
  • Fugitive from Justice on a Court Warrant

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