Springfield man arrested, illegal firearm seized after chase

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SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Police Officers apprehended a man and seized an illegal firearm following a shots fired incident on Saturday, July 6, at about 11:10 a.m.

Christian Ayala-Pellot, 28, was taken into custody on the 300 block of Orange Street after officers, responding to gunshots heard near Allen Street and Alberta Street, received a description of the suspect who was reportedly on a scooter.

Shortly after, Ayala-Pellot was spotted by officers in a parking lot on a scooter.

Attempting to evade the police, Ayala-Pellot ran a red light, collided with a vehicle, and led officers on a foot chase before being arrested in the backyard of a residence on Orange Street.

During the arrest, a loaded firearm and four bags of heroin were recovered from Ayala-Pellot’s fanny pack.

Further investigation revealed that he had provided a false name to officers and had an active extraditable warrant from Pennsylvania.

Ayala-Pellot faces multiple charges, including carrying a firearm without a license, carrying a loaded large capacity firearm on a public way, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, and possession of a Class A drug.

Additional charges include disorderly conduct, malicious destruction of property, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, providing a false name, and refusal to identify himself as a motor vehicle operator.

He is also charged as a fugitive from justice on a court warrant.

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