WOBURN – A Middlesex County Grand Jury has indicted a Framingham man, on 5 counts of armed assault with intent to murder after a manhunt for him over the summer in the Nobscot section of Framingham.
The Assistant District Attorney prosecuting the case is Margaret Pastuszak.
The grand jury indicted Justin Breakspear, 31, of Framingham on charges of armed assault with intent to murder (5 counts), assault with a dangerous weapon (5 counts), possession of a firearm without a license, subsequent offense, possession of ammunition (2 counts), possession of a large capacity firearm, possession of a large capacity feeding device (6 counts), discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, possession of a loaded firearm, and being an armed career criminal (3 counts).
On Thursday, July 20, just after 8:30 p.m. Framingham Police responded to a home on Whiting Road for a report of a man armed with a gun. Upon arrival at the residence officers allegedly observed the defendant with what appeared to be a black rifle sling across his shoulder. When encountered by police the defendant allegedly discharged a firearm at the six responding officers before fleeing the area.
The defendant was subsequently located at a Water Street Property in the area of Edgell Road after a witness reported to police that he saw a man in the area of his shop. The Massachusetts State Police Airwing, who were assisting Framingham Police with the response, observed a man on the roof a building on Edgell Road. The defendant surrendered to police shortly after being located.
He was arrested the same night and no one was injured.
Photo courtesy of Framingham Police