SPD Detective Bureau Investigation Leads to Arrest and Extradition of Shooting Suspect 

Springfield, Mass. — A Springfield Police Department investigation under the direction of Captain Trent Duda has led to the arrest and extradition of 33 year old Shamell Nichols.  Nichols is charged in connection with a shooting from September 2020.

On September 12th, 2020 officers responded to the 1200 block of State Street for a report of a gunshot victim.  A Springfield Police Detective Bureau investigation revealed that the suspect pointed a gun at and attempted to rob a victim before firing his gun striking the victim.  The suspect then ran away.  The victim suffered serious long-term, non-life threatening injuries.

Further investigation led the Detectives to identify the suspect as Shamell Nichols.  In November 2020 an arrest warrant was requested and issued for Nichols’ arrest.  Attempts to locate Nichols were unsuccessful until he was taken into custody in November 2021 in South Carolina.

A Springfield Police Detective and Massachusetts State Trooper traveled to the Greenville County Detention Center in South Carolina and took Nichols into custody.  Nichols was transported back to Springfield Police Headquarters on December 1st and booked.

33 year old Shamell Nichols of Springfield is charged with:

  • Arrest Warrant
    – Armed Assault to Rob
    – Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon Causing Serious Bodily Injury
    – Carrying a Firearm without a License
    – Possession of a Loaded Sawed-Off Shotgun
    – Attempted Assault & Battery with a Firearm