UPDATED: Brighton Man Arrested, Wanted in Boston Shooting, After Route 135 Closed Sunday Morning

Originally posted at 9:13 a.m. Updated last at 9:55 p.m.


FRAMINGHAM – A Brighton man, wanted in connection with a shooting in Boston Saturday night, was arrested in Framingham “hiding in the backseat under a blanket” in a vehicle.

The “felony traffic stop” closed a portion of Route 135 in Framingham for about 10 minutes, this morning, December 17, around 9 a.m.

Framingham Police this afternoon posted a photo on social media that a handgun, with a magazine and ammunition, was confiscated from the traffic stop.

Boston Police said a person was shot on Fanueil Street Saturday around 5;30 p.m. The man, 28, was suffering from a non-life threatening wound.

“Upon further investigation, officers determined that the suspect was a 33-year-old male named Clayton Watts from Brighton,” said Boston Police.

“This morning, Sunday, December 17, 2017, officers gleaned information about the suspect that led them to Framingham,” said Boston Police. “With the assistance of the Framingham Police Department, a vehicle was stopped, and officers found Watts hiding in the backseat under a blanket. A search of the vehicle allowed officers to recover the loaded .22 caliber semi-automatic firearm allegedly used in the crime.”

Watts was arrested. He was charged with Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Firearm), Assault and Battery with Intent to Murder, and several firearm charges. Watts will be arraigned at Brighton District Court.


Handgun photo courtesy of Framingham Police.

Route 135 photos courtesy of Framingham Source readers.


Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

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

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