Suspect in Federal Street Shooting Held Without Bail


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — The man charged with shooting and killing his girlfriend on Thursday appeared before the judge.

Also in the same courtroom, a large number of friends and family of the victim, 19-year-old Tyshiana Atkins, and they were very upset.

A burst of anger from the victim’s family as the accused, 22-year-old Terrance Brown is led into court Friday afternoon.

Standing by to keep the peace, a huge contingent of 20 court officers.

And while Tyshianna Atkins family wept nearby, Brown stood impassively as the charges were read.

According to police, they responded to 60 Federal Street just after 3 p.m. Thursday.

It was there, outside, where they found Atkins shot once in the chest. She died a short time later at Baystate Medical Center.

“Within five hours, they had under arrest Terrance Brown, 22 years old of 10 Chestnut Street of Springfield. He’s under arrest for murder and other charges,” says Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney.

While police refuse to say what role surveillance video played in the investigation, they did acknowledge strong cooperation with the apartment’s management company, and those buildings are peppered with cameras.

Delaney adds, “The suspect did not leave the scene. He acted like he wanted to cooperate with the police. Gave them a different name of somebody that was a suspect to try to put them off on him.”

But in court for his arraignment, Brown never said anything, as his attorney pleaded not guilty on his behalf.

Outside, Atkin’s sister spoke briefly before being cut off by her mother, and as Brown was lead out of court, another outburst.

Brown is currently being held in custody without bail. He’s scheduled to appear in court again on Tuesday, July 9th.

  • chance68

    Another big man with a gun. I understand he’s got quite a criminal record. It was just a matter of time before he killed someone.To many wrist slaps by the court system. His family taught him well.

  • jarbear


  • alpinequeen

    How are those gun laws working?

    • DavidElmwood

      Is that all you’ve got? So let me ask, how’s the 6th grade education working for ya?

      • alpinequeen

        Have you read this paragraph listed above?

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  • boo72

    Wow!!! Really !! It’s just sad what are people thinking.. No matter what was the reason she is someone’s daughter.. There no reason to kill her.. So now he also losses his life!!! In jail for the rest of his life both so young!!! Very sad.. My condolences to her fam!!!

  • thetruthyoungwon

    Very stupid comment by alpinequeen.
    Laws are for people who choose to follow the law. How are fun laws supposed to stop a felon with an illegal gun? It’s like saying how are those speeding laws working? People still speed right?

    • alpinequeen

      Stupid comment, you say? You betcha. People on both sides of the gun issue get all hot and bothered over the continued coverage in the media and the media will continue to keep the flames of gun control alive. The bottom line is after all this rhetoric, nothing new has been passed and no matter what new laws are enacted, the criminal element will continue to obtain and use guns in crimes and shootings.

  • Scrunch74

    DavidElmwood you are saying people have a sixth grade education and saying is that all you got,so I ask what did you add to the conversation besides attacking someone else post?

  • Scrunch74

    I think what alpinequeen was trying to say is you can have all the gun control laws in the world but the only people they will affect are law abiding citizens criminals obviously don’t follow laws and will obtain firearms illegally.

  • delfin

    Does not matter if there are firearms or not, when you are born with a CRIMINAL MIND does not need a gun to kill someone,will do it anyway.