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Report: Motel 6 Suspect Wanted For Framingham Shooting

The man apprehended in Tewksbury on Sunday evening is wanted by Framingham Police in connection with a shooting in that town on Aug. 25, according to The Lowell Sun.

The Lowell Sun reports that the man barricaded in a room in Tewksbury on Sunday night and later taken into custody is wanted by Framingham Police in connection with a shooting in that town last weekend.

According to The Sun, Tewksbury Police confirmed that the man taken into custody is Damon Johnson, 24, who Framingham Police allege shot a 29-year-old man in the back of the head just before 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25. 

Framingham Patch reports that after the shooting on Aug. 25, Johnson allegedly took off in a car while armed with a 9mm handgun and when cornered by police, escaped on foot. A but he was not found Saturday night.

The victim was taken to Boston Medical Center but the bullet did not penetrate his skull, Framingham Police said. He was .

Framingham Police issued a this past week.

Click on the attached video to see a YouTube video shot by a Lowell Sun reporter showing the NEMLEC SWAT team entering the hotel room where Johnson was found.

On Sunday evening, NEMLEC's official Twitter account tweeted, "Armed barricaded suspect at Motel 6, 95 Main St. Tewksbury surrenders to NEMLEC SWAT at 7:30 pm. Tewksbury Police take custody of suspect."

NEMLEC is the North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council, a law enforcement consortium of which Tewksbury is a member.

Read the full report from The Lowell Sun.

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alessandraC September 03, 2012 at 02:49 AM
Kind of like watching cops..only live.
Robert L Homeyer September 03, 2012 at 10:29 AM
wow...great job!!! Nice reporting and nice work by our men in blue.
Dirk Anderson September 03, 2012 at 01:11 PM
A P.O.S. at the Motel 6? I'm shocked. I'm not saying that everyone at te Motel 6 and Caswell are trash, but they do seem to attract more than their fair share. Somehow I have to believe that if they closed all of our property values would go up.
Shaun September 03, 2012 at 01:42 PM
Without this Motel 6 being a crime hot spot, why else would someone on the run randomly head there?
Kim September 03, 2012 at 02:22 PM
With all the focus on the Motel Caswell all the time, the Motel 6 is no better, just not as publicized.

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