PITTSFIELD - Two Pittsfield men were arraigned on weapons charges on Tuesday in connection with a shooting incident on Monday night. Jamar Lewis Holloway, 20, of Dalton Avenue, and Jerrel Hall, 21, of Circular Avenue, were arrested late Monday after leading police on a brief foot chase near the Renton housing projects and the Salvation Army on West Street.
They were among a group of people seen leaving the area of a reported shooting in the neighborhood of Circular and Columbus avenues about 9:15 p.m., police said. No one was reported injured, and it remains unclear why and exactly where the shots were fired.
Holloway was stopped under the railroad bridge on West Street and found to be in possession of a silver Raven Arms MP-25 pistol and a sock containing a few rounds of .25-caliber ammunition, police said.
Holloway told officers he was concerned that he had been shot, but police found no wounds.
Hall also was stopped on foot in the same area, where police say they found on the ground a bag containing about six individually wrapped baggies containing about $300 worth of cocaine. Hall had a backpack containing a Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum revolver, said police, who also recovered from him two spent and four unfired .357 bullets.
Holloway was arraigned on four charges: possession of a firearm without a firearms identification (FID) card; possession of a firearm with a defaced number (a felony); improper storage of a firearm; and possession of ammunition without compliance. Judge Fredric D. Rutberg ordered him held on $2,500 cash bail or $25,000 surety.
Hall was also arranged on four charges: possession of cocaine with intent to distribute (a felony); possession of a firearm without an FID card; improper storage of a firearm, and possession of ammunition without compliance. He was held on $10,000 cash bail or $100,000 surety.
The were both scheduled to be transported to the Berkshire County Jail & House of Correction on Tuesday afternoon.
They are both due back in court for a pre-trial hearing scheduled for Sept. 19.
The Pittsfield Police Department is still investigating this incident.