Suspect wanted for attempted murder arrested after foot chase in Holyoke

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HOLYOKE — Police apprehended 35-year-old suspect Luis Vendrell, wanted on an assault to murder with a firearm warrant, after a foot chase on Feb. 1.

Detectives were conducting surveillance near the intersection of High and Maple Streets when they spotted Vendrell, who was also wanted on a separate firearms case.

As officers attempted to approach him at the corner of High and Essex Streets, Vendrell fled on foot up Essex Street.

A brief pursuit ensued, and detectives managed to detain Vendrell a short distance from High Street.

During the struggle, a firearm fell to the ground.

Vendrell was subsequently arrested and charged with multiple offenses, including possession of a Class B drug, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, carrying a loaded firearm without a license, and assault and battery on a police officer.

Additional charges related to firearm possession were added due to Vendrell being out on bail for a prior violent drug crime and possessing a Polymer 80 (GhostGun), an unserialized weapon often referred to as a ‘ghost gun.’

Vendrell is currently facing a litany of charges as the investigation continues.

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