Springfield police arrest man with loaded ghost gun after disturbance

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SPRINGFIELD — Police officers in Springfield arrested a 19-year-old man Monday after seizing a loaded large-capacity “ghost gun” amid a disturbance involving a vehicle and two pedestrians.

The incident occurred around 4:40 p.m. on the 300 block of State Street when officers responded to a report of a crash involving two pedestrians followed by a disturbance that included a firearm.

A female victim reported being hit by a car, after which a firearm was pointed at her by one of the vehicle’s occupants before the driver fled the scene.

During the investigation, police located Jovanne Torres, who claimed to have been struck by the car and was involved in the subsequent altercation.

A large-capacity ghost gun, loaded with nine rounds and capable of holding 31 rounds, was found in Torres’ sweatshirt pocket.

Additionally, officers discovered a spent shell casing in the parking lot, suggesting that a shot had been fired.

Torres was placed under arrest and faces multiple charges, including carrying a firearm without a license, carrying a loaded large-capacity firearm without a license, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, possession of ammunition without an FID card, possession of a firearm without an FID card, and possession of a high-capacity magazine/feeding device.

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