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Mayor Sarno Outraged – ‘What Does it take to hold Gun Toting Violent Offenders!’

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno responds to Springfield Police Department issuing an arrest warrant for Sci-Tech shooting suspect.

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “I am once again outraged that some of our judges and court system continue to not hold gun toting violent offenders accountable.  Instead, they empower and embolden them to go out and commit more hideous crimes against my residents.  The High School of Science and Technology incident could have been a far worse tragedy, as has been seen in other schools across our country.  Thank God we had the proper emergency response protocols in place, from our brave Springfield Police Department Quebec Officers, Sci-Tech security, staff and teachers, and camera systems to quell this situation quickly so it did not become a mass shooting incident.  Once again, I urge some of our judges and court system; #1, to hold and keep these repeat violent gun toting offenders off our streets and out of our neighborhoods and schools, and #2, to our state Legislature to pass my Bail Reform legislation, thankfully sponsored and re-filed by state Representative Angelo J. Puppolo.”

Arrest Warrant Issued for Sci-Tech Shooting Suspect

Springfield, Mass. --- The Springfield Police Detective Bureau under the direction of Captain Trent Duda announced today that an Arrest Warrant has been issued for 20-year-old Chantz Dudley of Chicopee in connection with the shooting inside the High School of Science and Technology on Monday March 11th.

Dudley is alleged to have forced his way into a hallway at Sci-Tech armed with a gun.  Dudley is alleged to have used that illegal firearm to strike a victim in the head and then fire one shot through a window. 

Springfield Police Detectives immediately began investigating and identified Dudley as a suspect.  On Wednesday Detectives applied for and were granted a warrant for his arrest on the following charges:

  • Discharging a Firearm within 500 feet of a Building
  • Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon
  • Malicious Destruction of Property more than $1200
  • Carrying a Firearm on School Grounds
  • Carrying a Firearm without a License
  • Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License
  • Armed Breaking and Entering Daytime for a Felony putting a Person in Fear

At the time of this incident, Dudley was out on bail after being indicted on firearms charges stemming from a September, 2022 incident at the Eastfield Mall. 

Dudley is currently at-large.  If you know his whereabouts please call our Detective Bureau at 413-787-6355 or anonymously Text-A-TipText CRIMES (2-7-4-6-3-7) type SOLVE and your tip.  If you see Dudley, do not approach him, consider him armed and dangerous.  We urge Mr. Dudley to turn himself in at the nearest police station or at the Hampden County Hall of Justice. 

On Monday Springfield Police Officers arrested 22-year-old Josiah Livingston inside the school on Assault & Battery charges.  Livingston was held on $25,000 bail. 

All individuals involved in this incident have been identified and additional charges will be forthcoming.  This is an ongoing investigation. 

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