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Two people arrested for murder following Belmont Ave shooting in Springfield

By Nick DeGray,


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Two people have been arrested for a deadly shooting on Belmont Avenue in Springfield Monday afternoon.

Man seriously injured in Springfield shooting on Belmont Avenue

Springfield Police were called to the 0-100 block of Belmont Ave. at approximately 4:05 pm Monday to investigate a report of a shooting.  Police located an adult man with gunshot wounds, he was taken to Baystate Medical Center with serious injuries but died from his injuries on Monday.

The Hampden District Attorney’s Office identified the victim as 34-year-old Justin Breitung of Springfield.

On Thursday, detectives were granted an arrest warrant for a suspect, 32-year-old Christina Guzman of Springfield, as well as a search warrant for her home on Woodside Terrace. She was arrested after police located her around 8:40 a.m. Friday near the intersection of Bloomfield and Oakland Streets.

Around 8:45 a.m. Friday, officers were preparing to execute the search warrant on her home when they observed 37-year-old Rafael Calo of Springfield leaving. Calo was arrested after police found a large-capacity firearm in his possession. Police searched the home and located a three-year-old that was left unattended.

Guzman was arraigned Friday for the following charges:

  • Arrest Warrant
    – Murder
    – Intimidation of a Witness

Calo will be arraigned in Springfield District Court on Monday for the following charges:

  • Murder
  • Carrying a Loaded Large Capacity Firearm on a Public Way
  • Firearm Violation with 2 Prior/Violent Crimes
  • Possession of a High-Capacity Magazine/Feeding Device

Members of the Springfield Police Homicide Unit, Springfield Police (ESU), Springfield Police (FIU), Springfield Police Warrant Apprehension Unit, along with members of the Massachusetts State Police VFAS, Hampden County Sheriff’s Department and U.S. Marshals Task Force assisted in the search warrant.

The Springfield Police Department along with the Hampden District Attorney’s office are investigating the shooting.

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