Springfield man arrested after shots fired, assaulting EMT

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SPRINGFIELD — A Springfield man was arrested late Tuesday after police responded to a report of gunfire and later, he allegedly assaulted an emergency medical technician.

Springfield Police received a call about shots fired around 9:00 p.m. on the 400 block of Carew Street.

Upon arrival, they suspected the shots had been fired from inside a residence.

Mario Otero, 48, was found outside the home and detained by officers.

A search of the premises revealed no victims but turned up a loaded firearm and signs of a shooting.

Otero was placed under arrest, and due to concerns that he was under the influence of PCP, an ambulance was summoned to transport him to Mercy Hospital before booking.

During the transport, Otero is accused of kicking an EMT in the face, resulting in an additional charge.

Otero faces several charges, including carrying a firearm without a license, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, improper storage of a firearm, firearm violation with three prior violent or drug crimes, and assault and battery on ambulance personnel.

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