UPDATED: Owner of Slice of New York in Custody After Shots Fired in Nobscot

LAST UPDATED: 11:22 p.m. July 20

Framingham Police Lt. Patricia Grigas confirmed in custody is Justin Breakspear, 30, 14 Whiting Road. He was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon. More changes could be filed.

Residents of the Nobscot section of Framingham had been asked to shelter in place, until he was apprehended.


On Thursday, at 6:12 p.m. Framingham Police responded to a civil matter between a man and woman at Slice of New York at 847 Edgell Road, said Lt. Grigas.

Both were advised and police left.

At 8:30 p.m., Framingham Police received a call from Mass State Police that a woman was reporting a man had left their home with a gun. The man was Breakspear, said Framingham Police.

Due to his history, many officers responded, said Lt. Grigas.

Once on scene at 14 Whiting Road, the officers reported shots fired, said Lt. Grigas.

The suspect left the area and mass State Police SWAT team was requested.

The suspect was located on the roof of 847 Edgell Road.

He was arrested at 10:55 p.m. said Lt. Grigas.

Breakspear told Selectmen he was an owner of Slice of New York when he appeared before them on a licensing issue recently.


UPDATED 10:58 p.m. One in custody. No casualties, according to a Framingham Town Official.

Framingham Police said State Police have the man in custody.

The person in custody is the owner of Slice of New York in Nobscot.


UPDATED: Framingham Police asking residents to shelter in place in Nobscot from Edgell Road (Water/Whiting area) to Sudbury Line, said Lt. Patricia Grigas at 9:48 p.m.

Shelter in Place has been extended from on Edgell down to Scott Drive, said Lt. Grigas.

Lt Grigas said shots were fired at officers tonight, but no one was injured.

Report shooter on the roof of New York Slice of Pizza. State Police negotiator called to the scene.

This may have all started with an disagreement between a boyfriend and a girlfriend.

Hemenway Elementary was set up as a command center.

Girlfriend is safe, according to Lt. Grigas.

A couple of names have been mentioned on social media on who the man is. Police have identified him.

Source will not publish his name until confirmed by police.


Originally reported at 8:50 p.m. 

FRAMINGHAM – Multiple reports of gun shots in Framingham tonight, July 20, just before 9. The reports came near Edgell and Whiting roads.

Reports of a man with a shot gun on Whiting Road.

One scanner report had him barricaded in a house, but another had him on Whiting Road visible with a shot gun.

SWAT and Mass State Police air wing (helicopter) has been requested, according to the scanner.

Most recent scanner report had police searching for him thus the request for helicopter from MSP. He was spotting near the wooded area.

Suspect, according to scanner, wearing white t-shirt, black shorts and a tool belt with possible bullets.

Source will update when we have more facts from Police.


Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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