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Three Arrested on Gun Charges, Investigation Ongoing

Worcester, MA (July 5, 2013) -  On July 5, 2013, at 12:50 AM Worcester Police responded to the area of 90 Endicott Street for a report of gunshots.  Police were unable to locate a crime scene and there were no injuries reported.  During the investigation, police obtained a description of the vehicle that allegedly fired shots. 

An hour later, police observed a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle. The vehicle was parked at the 7-11 on Main Street. A check of the registration found that the vehicle was not inspected.

Officers could not see through the windows because the glass was tinted too dark.  There was also a strong smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

The three occupants were removed from the vehicle.  There was a large bag placed in the back seat.  Inside the bag officers found a loaded firearm revolver.  The occupants did not possess a license to carry a firearm.  The firearm was turned over to the Crime Scene Unit to be processed.

The vehicle was towed to Worcester Police Headquarters for further investigation. All three occupants were placed under arrest.

Jonathan Ayala, 24, of 6 Caroline Street, Auburn, was charged with two counts of Possessing a Firearm/Ammunition without an FID Card and Improperly Storing a Firearm.

Princess Pires, 24, of 4 Gediminas Street, Worcester was charged with two counts of Possessing a Firearm/Ammunition without an FID Card and Improperly Storing a Firearm.

John Horton, 24, of 25 Bancroft Street, Apartment 1, Worcester was charged with two counts of Possessing a Firearm/Ammunition without an FID Card and Improperly Storing a Firearm.

The owner of the vehicle was not present during the incident and was later cited for Failure to Inspect the Motor Vehicle and Tinted Glass Violation.

The investigation is ongoing.

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