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One Man, One Juvenile, Facing Charges in Holyoke Shooting

pedro arroyoHOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) — One adult, and one juvenile, are expected to be arraigned Monday, after a shootout with police in Holyoke Friday Night.

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.


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