Springfield Police Officers Seize Large Capacity Firearm after Responding to a Gun Call

Springfield, Mass. — On Saturday June 18th at approximately 2:45 a.m. Springfield Police Officers arrested 35-year-old Tomas Astacio on the 0-100 block of Caldwell Drive and seized a large capacity firearm.

Officers responded to the suspects home around 2:15 a.m. for a report of a gun call.  The suspect was alleged to have fired one shot into the basement floor while threatening a victim.  Officers arrived, located and detained Astacio inside the home.

Officers recovered a firearm with a 14 round magazine, more than 70 rounds of ammunition and a shell casing in the basement.  Astacio was placed under arrest.

35-year-old Tomas Astacio of Springfield is charged with:

  • Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony
  • Discharging a Firearm within 500 feet of a Building
  • Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm during the Commission of a Felony
  • Possession of a High Capacity Magazine/Feeding Device
  • Possession of Ammunition without a FID Card
  • Threat to Commit a Crime
  • Assault with a Dangerous Weapon
  • Strangulation/Suffocation
  • Possession of a Class B Drug