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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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  • Nyrebel9

    I’m glad these 2 scumbags are off the street as well as the handgun. I am also grateful the detective was not injured nor killed and was able to go home to his family.

  • TheScottishWeasel

    Two observations: you shoot at a cop, and you are very lucky to even be alive, never mind prepping for being someones GF in jail for the rest of your life. Two, holyoke must have the fattest cops on any force anywhere. Look at those lumps of blubber? I think I spotted one out of all of them that could see his feet past his stomach by looking down. I guess it’s no coincidence that the fast response was just a few hundred yards away from a donut shop…

  • TheScottishWeasel

    Hey Joel Brissette: Is that drop piece you keep in your home legal? You are no better than they are. Gun owners are scum anyway, but you get an extra star.

  • TheScottishWeasel

    Hey Cervione: Maybe they could cut out your tiny brain, and to your stupid comments. In your case, I’m sure brain surgery would be a minor operation. You maybe sore, and unable to sit down for a week or two, but that’s the price you pay for being a jurk.