FRAMINGHAM (CBS) – A man was shot and killed during a police raid in Framingham early Wednesday morning, according to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.

Officers were executing a search warrant at a home on Fountain Street around 12:30 a.m. when, for some unknown reason, an officer’s gun was fired.

WBZ-TV’s Christina Hager reports.

“During the execution of the search warrant, initial reports indicate that a bullet was discharged from the Framingham Police Department issued weapon of a Framingham SWAT Team member that struck one of the residents,” the D.A.’s office said in a statement.

Police outside the home on Fountain Street Wednesday morning.

A resident of the home, 68-year-old Eurie Stamps, was wounded. He died a short time later at Metro West Medical Center. According to MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo, Stamps worked for the MBTA as a machinists and repairer in bus operations for 20 years. He retired in May 2005.

WBZ News Radio’s Lana Jones reports.

“The investigation into the circumstances of the shooting continues and further details, including the name of the officer involved, will be released upon completion of the investigation,” the D.A.’s office said.

“You look at this man and you could tell he could not move. He’s considered handicapped. He takes two steps at a time because he has arthritis,” said Stamp’s niece, Adia Boston, Wednesday night. “If I can’t trust the police then what do I really have? Nothing.”

Witnesses said they heard three shots. Stamps’ son, Marlon Stamps, says his father didn’t have a gun. “My father? Eurie? Anyone who knows Eurie knows the only weapon was his mouth. He was loud,” said the younger Stamps.

Two men, Stamps’ stepson and the stepson’s cousin, 20-year-olds Joseph Bushfan and Devon Talbert, were arrested at the scene. They were charged with possession with intent to distribute a class B drug and drug violation in a school zone.

They were arraigned in Framingham District Court Wednesday. Bushfan was ordered held on $5,000 cash bail and Talbert was released on personal recognizance.

Paul Burton

Comments (12)
  1. cynic says:

    Most of us don’t know what a “Class B” drug is. Is it Pot?,Tylenol?, What is it? The type of drug is helpful ti indicate the likelyhood of someone resisting to the extent that it was necessary to shoot him.

  2. TruthAtkins says:

    DEFINITION OF A CLASS B DRUG IN MASS: Possession of a Class B substance (Cocaine, LSD, Ecstasy, Oxycontin/oxycodone hydrochloride, Amphetamine, & Methamphetamine)

    1. cynic says:

      One rock of crack? 1/10th gram of Coke?…Who knows.But a SWAT Team?… Really now.

  3. cynic says:

    A SWAT team? For an offence that is so minor that the Defendant was released on his own recognicence

  4. DStein says:

    Cynic, good point. However, the offense may have been more serious than you think. You know how the judges are in Massachusetts, too lenient. They’d release a mass murderer on their own recognicence.

    1. cynic says:

      Yeh…Then continue it without a finding.

  5. cynic says:

    The Policman/Woman kills someone and it’s none of our business what his/her name is?

  6. Ed Hall says:

    This sounds like an obvious case of police murder. Bet the officer gets nothing more than a slap on the wrist. I fear the police far more than I fear any drug dealer.

  7. cynic says:

    If you are shot by a Drug Dealer you can call the Police. If you are shot by the Police who can you call?

  8. cynic says:

    Theres going to be no Coverup?.. The “investigation” will reveal exactly what happened?…Baloney…They won’t even give us the Cops name.