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WPD Officer Observes Street Fight, Makes Gun Arrest

For Immediate Release: 11/26/2021 9:02 am

On November 25th 2021 at about 1:45 AM, a Worcester Police officer was responding to a call in the area of Hawthorne St when he observed a group of males fist fighting near Hawthorne and Main St. The officer observed three males run into a nearby vehicle when he approached, and they appeared to be moving around trying to hide something inside. When other officers arrived, they removed the three individuals from the vehicle.

Officers observed what appeared to be the end of a firearm in the back seat of the vehicle. Officers removed the item and saw that it was a loaded handgun. They also found multiple rounds of ammunition in the rear of the vehicle. Jesus Cruz, eighteen-years-old of Vernon St, was placed under arrest and is charged with Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, Improper Storage of a Firearm, Possession of a Firearm without an FID Card, and Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card. He will be arraigned in court.

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