Police were called to South Elm and Parkview Street around 10:00 PM Friday, and wound up exchanging fire and searching for a suspect well after midnight.
The scene was filled with State Police, Holyoke Police, and police canines.
Some of the folks we talked to today say it’s a familiar scene for them.
When asked if this shooting comes as a surprise, Hector, a lifelong Holyoke resident, had this to say:
“Honestly, nope, not at all. It really isn’t, all the killings and shootings that have been going on lately, it doesn’t cease to amaze me.”
Hector was doing some grocery shopping just a few blocks from the scene Saturday evening, and says he wouldn’t let this incident change the way he goes about his business.
“As long as I am not around it, and my daughter is not around it, I don’t really care,” Hector said.
Other people, who weren’t willing to go on camera, also said they were disappointed in the violence.
“My officers responded to a shots fired call, one of my detectives encountered two gentlemen in the area, he stopped to detain them. One of the gentlemen involved produced a fire arm and opened up on my detective, and they exchanged some gunfire,” Cheif James Neiswanger said on the scene last night.
Police say they arrested a 17-year-old juvenile from Holyoke quickly on the scene.
Eventually they found Pedro Arroy, of Holyoke, hiding under a back porch on gates street.
A State Trooper and his K-9 located a suspect handgun.
“No one was hit by any bullets. My detectives are fine, they did have an exchange of gunfire,” Chief Neiswanger noted.
Both suspects are being held on $250,000.
There are a number of charges being filed against the two.
They include carrying a gun without a license, assault with a dangerous weapon, and destruction of property.