Man charged with carrying pellet gun, taser in Shrewsbury


Man charged with carrying pellet gun, taser in Shrewsbury
Britt Walker was charged after Shrewsbury police found a pellet gun and taser during a motor vehicle stop near the Quinsigamond Plaza. (Photo/Courtesy Shrewsbury Police Department)

SHREWSBURY – A Worcester resident is facing several charges after the Shrewsbury Police Department reportedly found a pellet gun and a taser in his vehicle.

According to police, an officer conducted a motor vehicle stop on Boston
Turnpike, in the vicinity of Quinsigamond Plaza, on Tuesday, April 11, at 9:15 a.m. for a vehicle with a cracked windshield and expired inspection sticker.

The operator was later identified as Britt Walker, 33, of Worcester.

During the stop, Walker was observed reaching for and grabbing what appeared to be a black handgun in the center console. Walker did drop the handgun after multiple commands, and was safely detained.

A white powdery substance believed to be fentanyl and a Taser was also recovered during the investigation. It was later determined that the handgun was a realistic replica CO2-powered pellet gun.

Police said that Walker did not possess a license to carry the taser and did not possess a valid Massachusetts driver’s license.

Walker was placed under arrest and charged with the following – possession of a Class A substance; assault with a dangerous weapon (twice); carrying a taser without a license; leaving an unsecured firearm in a vehicle; unlicensed/suspension operation of a motor vehicle, subsequent offense; no inspection sticker; and equipment violation.

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