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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Police and the Massachusetts State Police SWAT team early Monday morning arrested a Framingham man, 35, on attempted murder and other charges, after gunshots were fired on Sunday night.

Police arrested Mario Brown, 35, at a Main Street apartment in Framingham at 3 a.m. on Monday, January 9 at 3:09 a.m.

Brown “discharged a firearm” near the victim’s head, according to the Police report SOURCE obtained at the courthouse.

Framingham Police did not release any information about the arrest besides that gunshots were fired and a man was in custody, as it was a domestic violence assault. Main Street was blocked off for hours Sunday night into early Monday morning. Police cruisers were still seen at the apartment as late as 8 a.m. Monday.

State law prohibits Police from releasing domestic violence arrests in the public police log or releasing any information to the public. The arrest and details are available at the court house after arraignment. SOURCE did not list the number Main Street to protect the victim.

Brown was charged with attempted murder, assault & battery with a firearm, assault & battery on a family/household member, possession of a firearm in felony, possession of a firearm without a firearm identification card, possession of ammunition with out a firearm identification card, and discharge of a firearm within 500 feet of a building, according to court documents.

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On Sunday, January 8 just after 10 p.m. police were called to Brewster Ambulance at 7 Main Street for a report of a woman injured by a firearm.

The woman was suffering from a lower lip injury, after a “handgun” was “shoved in her mouth” by Brown, according to the police report.

The woman said Brown was still with her 5-year-old daughter, but she had ran away from him, after he assaulted her and shots were fired in the apartment. The woman told police Brown was an ex-boyfriend.

According to the police report, Brown entered the Main Street apartment building and went into a different apartment. than hers.

She told Police that Brown was sitting in the neighbor’s apartment with a gun on the table, and that he appeared “intoxicated.”

The woman said Brown grabbed her by the neck, but that she could breathe, when he did it.

The woman told police that Brown shoved her to the floor and then he left that apartment and headed to the woman’s apartment.

The woman told police she heard him yell “Go to hell. I hate you, you F#%&ing c#%&”.”

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After he left the apartment, the woman told police she “heard two gunshots coming” and found two “shell casings in the stairwell.”

The woman then went into her apartment and Brown was inside.

The woman said Brown “pointed the handgun, with his right hand, and asked her ‘you know what this is?'”

The woman told Police Brown “shoved the barrel of the gun in her mouth.”

She told police she grabbed Brown’s arm and “redirected the gun away from her.”

The woman told Police while still “struggling to hold his arm so that the gun is not pointed at her,” the gun was “discharged” and a bullet went past her right ear.

At that time, she ran out the apartment and went to Brewster Ambulance on Main Street for help.

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According to court documents, Brown had “barricaded himself in the house along with” the young child.

Around 3:30 a.m., Massachusetts State Police SWAT team was “able to make entry” into the apartment without incident and located the child safely.

When Brown was being booked at Framingham Police HQ, he was searched and found to have a 40. caliber Smith & Wesson hollow point round in the left pocket of his sweatpants, according to the police report.

According to court documents, Brown told Police he did not have a “license to carry a firearm.”

The victim, woman, was issued an emergency restraining order.

SOURCE has requested details from his arraignment Monday afternoon at Framingham District Court from the Middlesex District Attorney’s office. The digital news outlet will update the report when available.

No booking photo was released by Framingham Police, however, this was available from the court records. It is not very clear.

By editor

Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.