Perp Arrested in Pittsfield Kent Avenue Shooting
Members of the U.S. Marshall Task Force along with other law enforcement agencies arrested Myron Crapps on an arrest warrant for the shooting of a Pittsfield woman on Kent Avenue back on July 7th. The woman sustained non-life-threatening gunshot wounds in the incident.
The Task Force arrested Crapps in Springfield on Monday and charged him with Assault and Battery by Discharge of a Firearm and Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Dwelling.
According to the press release by the Pittsfield Police Department, other law enforcement agencies involved in the investigation and arrest included Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section (VFAS), Hamden County Sherriff’s Department Warrant Apprehension Unit, and Springfield Police Department Narcotics Unit.
Below is the Pittsfield Police Release
****For Immediate Release****
Subject: UPDATE: Shooting Incident – Kent Avenue
Authored By: Lieutenant John Soules
Authorized By: Chief Michael Wynn
Released At: 13 July 2020 2:51 PM
On Tuesday 7/7/2020 members of the Pittsfield Police Department (PPD) responded to a shooting incident on Kent Avenue. A Pittsfield woman had been shot and sustained non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. The following day PPD investigators applied for and received an arrest warrant charging 29-year-old year old Springfield resident Myron Crapps with Assault and Battery by Discharge of a Firearm and Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Dwelling.
On Monday 7/13/2020 Crapps was arrested in Springfield MA by members of the U.S. Marshals Task Force, Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section (VFAS), Hamden County Sherriff’s Department Warrant Apprehension Unit, and Springfield Police Department Narcotics Unit. The Pittsfield Police Department would like to thank all of the involved agencies, including the Berkshire County Sherriff’s Department, who assisted with this investigation.
Anyone who wishes to provide information regarding this case is asked to contact Detective Losaw at 413-448-9700 x572. Information can also be provided anonymously via the Detective Bureau Tip Line at 413-448-9706, or by texting PITTIP and your message to TIP411 (847411)