Man charged with assault after he is shot in dispute with Springfield homeowner

SPRINGFIELD – A 21-year-old man who was shot during an armed confrontation outside an Edgewood Street home Wednesday afternoon was arrested and charged with assault, according to police.

Police charge that the man, Garcia Cappas of Holyoke, pointed a gun at the Edgewood Street resident during the confrontation, and the resident drew his own gun and fired, according to Ryan Walsh, police spokesman.

Cappas’s injuries are not considered life-threatening.

He was arrested at the Baystate Medical Center Emergency Department. He apparently drove himself to Mercy Medical Center and was then transferred to Baystate.

Walsh said police were called to Edgewood Street, off Bay Street in the Bay neighborhood, shortly before 1 p.m for a report of gunfire.

A resident at 85 Edgewood told police that he had shot at two men who were outside his home because one of them pointed a gun at him. The resident’s name has not been released to the press.

Police recovered three weapons during their investigation.

Cappas is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and possession of a large capacity firearm in the commission of a felony.

The incident remains under investigation by Springfield police and the Hampden District Attorney. The resident has not been charged, Walsh said.

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