Man Injured after Exchanging Gunfire with Police

September 29, 2017

September 29, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236

Or 508-688-5565


LUNENBURG – A citizen report of a suspicious man on Chase Road early this morning led to a police response and an exchange of gunfire after the suspect produced a gun and fired at police, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

Brian Binder, 31, whose address is unknown, was treated at the scene for a hand wound and later transported to the University of Massachusetts-Memorial Hospital in Worcester where he was treated and released into police custody.

Shortly before 12:30 a.m., Lunenburg police received a call stating that a suspicious man was observed near a home on Chase Road (Route 13). Cruisers were dispatched to investigate. 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.

No police officers were wounded.

Binder ran away from the officers, heading north. At some point, he dropped his gun and headed into the woods. He was apprehended soon after.

Binder is being held for arraignment today in Fitchburg District Court. He is 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.

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