Springfield Police Arrest Suspect With Loaded Firearm

At approximately 7:10 p.m. Thursday night the Springfield Police Firearms Investigation Unit with the assistance of the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department and ATF Springfield arrested Kelvin Guzman, 23, of Springfield.

Guzman has been charged with Carrying a Firearm without a License, Carrying a Loaded Large Capacity Firearm on a Public Way, Firearm Violation with 3 Prior Violent/Drug Crimes, Cocaine Trafficking 18-36 grams, Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm during the Commission of a Felony,Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Operation of a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License.

The Springfield Police Department received information that Guzman, who has three convictions for Distribution of a Class A Drug and was currently out on bail on drug charges, was in possession of a firearm. 

Guzman was located in the area of Fort Pleasant Avenue and was observed entering a vehicle. Springfield Police conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle and as they began to exit their undercover vehicle, Guzman accelerated, crushing a Detective’s legs in the door. Guzman was removed from the vehicle by assisting Detectives and ATF Agents.  

Detectives seized a large capacity firearm loaded with 11 rounds of ammunition from Guzman’s waistband and also seized approximately 24.8 grams of crack-cocaine from his pocket.

The injured Detective was transported to Baystate Medical with serious injuries to both his legs and was released Friday.

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