2 Men arrested following gun incident at Eastfield Mall

Springfield police say a suspect allegedly flashed a gun on Monday at the Eastfield Mall.
Springfield police say a suspect allegedly flashed a gun on Monday at the Eastfield Mall.(Springfield Police Department)
Published: Sep. 27, 2022 at 10:35 AM EDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - Springfield police say a suspect allegedly flashed a gun on Monday at the Eastfield Mall. We’re told after the suspect left officers located a loaded large capacity firearm in the suspect’s vehicle.

Police were called to the Eastfield Mall on Boston Road around 5 p.m. for the gun incident.

According to Ryan Walsh with the Springfield Police Department, the suspect, identified as 18-year-old, Chantz Dudley from Springfield, allegedly flashed a firearm at a victim before leaving the mall.

“Crime Analysts in the Springfield Police Real-Time Analysis Center were able to locate the possible suspects getting into a car and relayed that information to responding officers,” noted Walsh.

Once police found the car, they pulled it over only a short distance away in the 1500 block of Boston Road.

We’re told Dudley and his passenger 24-year-old, Devonta Clarke also from Springfield, got out of the car and were held while officers searched the vehicle.

Springfield police arrest two men following alleged gun incident at Eastfield Mall.
Springfield police arrest two men following alleged gun incident at Eastfield Mall.(Springfield Police Department)

“Officers located a large capacity firearm loaded with 11 rounds of ammunition on the passenger front seat. The firearm was equipped with a flashlight and laser. Officers also recovered 11 individually packaged bags of marijuana and more than $600 in cash,” said Walsh.

Both Dudley and Clarke were arrested and charged with Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, Carrying a Firearm without a License, Possession of a High Capacity Magazine/Feeding Device, and Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Class D Drug.

Additionally Dudley was charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.