Springfield Police Officers seized four illegally possessed firearms from four separate incidents over the weekend.
“Our officers continue to go above and beyond in dangerous situations. Every illegal gun we take off the street undoubtedly prevents additional gun violence. In one incident officers quick actions likely saved a suspect’s life after he began overdosing in the cruiser. Great work by our women and men during this busy weekend,” said Springfield Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood.
Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “As always, terrific work done by our brave and dedicated men and women in blue. Not only did our SPD take four more firearms off our streets and prevented potential gun violence from these illegal firearms, but they also continue to save lives. In this case, they saved the life of one of the culprits by administering Narcan as he began to overdose on heroin. Excellent work all around by our dedicated officers. Since Commissioner Clapprood created this Firearms Investigation Unit, gun felony assaults have gone down double digits. I hope that our Courts are now able to hold these individuals’ responsible for their actions and are able to get them the help they need to do better for themselves and their families. Otherwise and unfortunately, I am sure that our SPD will be seeing them again soon. Our residents and business community deserve to have a neighborhood that is safe from these illegal guns and repeat violent offenders but what more can a city/town do when we lack the backing from our Judicial system.”
On Saturday morning just after midnight officers responded to Baystate for a report of a gunshot victim. The adult male victim was suffering from non-life threatening wounds. Inside the car in which the victim was dropped off in, officers observed a firearm on the passenger side door where the victim was sitting. The high capacity firearm was loaded with 15 rounds of ammunition. The victim will receive a criminal complaint for firearms charges. The incident is believed to have taken place late Friday night on Narragansett Street. The Detective Bureau is investigating.
At approximately 1:30 a.m. Saturday officers responded to Osgood Street for a report of a disturbance where a gun was implied. When officers arrived they observed an individual, later identified as Domone Stewart, standing outside of a car with the driver’s door open. Officers then observed a loaded high capacity firearm under the driver’s seat with 15 rounds of ammunition. Officers then recovered more than $3500 in cash, numerous pills suspected to be oxycodone and crack-cocaine.
At approximately 1:30 a.m. Saturday officers working an anti-drag racing detail conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Main Street and Osgood Street due to the car not having a front license plate and had an altered height. The driver, a 17 year old male, did not have a license and was placed under arrest. Officers then observed a loaded firearm on the floor board of the driver’s seat. Officers also recovered a high capacity magazine and an additional 25 rounds of ammunition. The juvenile faces firearms and numerous motor vehicle charges.
On Sunday at approximately 5:50 p.m. officers responded to Osgood Street for a report of a gun call. Officers located a suspect on the 2400 block of Main Street. The suspect, later identified as Jan Torres, attempted to walk away from officers when a firearm fell from his waistband. The firearm was a loaded “Ghost Gun” and Mr. Torres was placed under arrest. While being transported to Springfield Police Headquarters Mr. Torres informed officers he had previously snorted heroin and then began to overdose. Officers administered Narcan and Torres regained consciousness. Torres was transported to Baystate before being released Monday morning back into SPD custody.
35 year old Domone Stewart of Springfield is charged with:
• Carrying a Firearm without a LTC
• Carrying a Loaded High Capacity Firearm on a Public Way
• Threat to Commit a Crime
• Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Class B Drug
• Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Class B Drug
23 year old Jan Torres of Springfield is charged with:
• Carrying a Firearm without a License
• Possession of Ammunition without a FID Card.
The names and charges for the juvenile and the individual receiving a criminal complaint cannot be released at this time. Springfield Police Officers have now seized 169 illegally possessed firearms this year.

These are allegations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.