BRIGHTON (CBS) – The man accused of killing a wheelchair-bound neighbor and drawing police into an armed standoff in Brighton Wednesday has been ordered held without bail.

Fifty-four-year-old Randy Moore was arraigned in Brighton District Court on one count of murder and two counts of armed assault with intent to murder Thursday afternoon.

Prosecutors say he shot 78-year-old William Thomas, his neighbor at the John J. Carroll Apartments, in the chest and then fired a shotgun at Emergency Medical Technicians and Boston police officers as they arrived at the scene.

It turned into a two-hour standoff that ended with Moore surrendering.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports.

Thomas died at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Moore reportedly has a history of mental illness, but he was licensed to carry a gun.

He is due back in court September 9.

Comments (4)
  1. dms says:

    and another fine specimen with a license to bear arms… You got to love the system.

  2. JS says:

    dms shouldn’t be allowed to drive a car…I saw him texting…or for that matter, hes a little over weight, take his spoon.

  3. jaygee says:

    Perhaps Mayor Menino can tell us how a man with mental problems was able to get a firearms permit? This should explain quite clearly why there are so many guns on the streets of Boston. The answer is….it’s easy!

  4. Mike says:

    Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.

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