SPD Firearms Investigation Unit Detective Seized Loaded Large Capacity Firearm Thursday Night

Springfield, Mass. — On Thursday April 7th at approximately 11:05 p.m. members of the Springfield Police Department’s Firearms Investigation Unit seized a loaded large capacity firearm and arrested 25 year old Kamari Acree at the intersection of Hancock and Union Streets.

For the past week, Detectives have been conducting an illegal firearms investigation with Acree as a suspect.  Detectives received information Thursday evening that Acree was in possession of a firearm and began conducting surveillance outside his home.  Detectives observed Acree enter the passenger seat of a car which then drove away.  When assisting Detectives arrived they conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Hancock and Union Streets.

When Detectives approached Acree he began reaching for his waistband and was able to grab the handle of the firearm before dropping it on the passenger seat.  Acree attempted to run from Detectives before he was taken into custody.  On the booking dock he continued resisting arrest and spit on two officers.  The driver was detained and released.

The recovered firearm was loaded with 14 rounds of ammunition and capable of holding 16 rounds.

25 year old Kamari Acree of Springfield is charged with:

  • Carrying a Loaded Large Capacity Firearm without a License on a Public Way
  • Carrying a Firearm without a License
  • Violation of a Firearms Surrender Order
  • Assault & Battery on a Police Officer
  • Assault & Battery on a Police Officer
  • Resisting Arrest