LUNENBURG (CBS) – A man who was shot by Lunenburg Police is now charged with two counts of attempted murder.
Brian Binder, 31, pleaded not guilty Friday at his arraignment in Fitchburg District Court and was ordered held without bail.
The Worcester County District Attorney said Binder was acting suspiciously near a home on Route 13 around 12:30 a.m. when police were called in.
“As officers attempted to make contact, Binder allegedly pulled a handgun from his backpack and fired at the officers. Police returned fire, striking Binder once in the hand,” District Attorney Joe Early Jr.’s office said in a statement.
No officers were hurt, but Binder ran off into the woods, dropping his gun, investigators said.
He was captured a short time later and taken to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester for treatment.
He’s charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of assault to murder, carrying a firearm without a license, possession of ammunition without a license, aggravated resisting arrest and possession of a loaded firearm.
Binder appeared in court in a wheelchair with his hand wrapped in a cast as several Lunenburg police officers watched his arraignment.
The prosecutor said Binder has a criminal record in New Hampshire that includes kidnapping.
He’s due back in court October 3 for a dangerousness hearing.