Arson Suspect Arrested Tuesday Afternoon

Springfield, Mass. — On Monday August 29th Springfield Police Officers responded to the Walgreens on the 500 block of Sumner Avenue for a report of suspected arson.  The Springfield Fire Department had already arrived and put out the fire which was allegedly set in the bathroom.  The fire caused approximately $550,000 worth of damage due to the pharmacy having to destroy medication, products and lost sales of that inventory.

Members of the Springfield Arson and Bomb Squad began investigating and identified Afonso as a suspect.  On Tuesday August 30th at approximately 3:35 p.m. Springfield Police Officers, along with members of the Arson and Bomb Squad located the suspect on the 0-100 block of Ozark Street and he was placed under arrest.

24-year-old Christopher Afonso of Springfield is charged with:

  • Arson