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Monday, November 29, 2010

[MA] Firefighter Trammell who shot girlfriend determined to not be dangerous, allowed bail


A Boston firefighter [Larry Trammell] told police he didn’t look to see if his girlfriend had left their bed when he grabbed his unlicensed revolver and fired it from 2 to 3 feet away at someone he thought was a burglar... “Mr. Trammell initially told us he had shot her accidentally as he thought she was a burglar climbing in the window,” the report said. “The bathroom window and bedroom windows on the east side of the home were checked by this officer and found to be locked,” Officer Andrew Kalp wrote in the report. “The victim stated, ‘I can’t believe you shot me and I’m going to die'” ...



BOSTON FIREFIGHTER ON LEAVE FROM JOB AFTER SHOOTING GIRLFRIEND AT BROCKTON HOME
The Enterprise
By Maria Papadopoulos
Enterprise staff writer
Nov 18, 2010 @ 05:08 PM
[Excerpts] A Boston firefighter has been placed on administrative leave with pay after he told police he shot his 66-year-old girlfriend inside their Brockton home after mistaking her for an intruder early Thursday morning, police said. Larry Trammell, 56, of West Elm Street, called police after he shot his girlfriend around 12:40 a.m. Thursday with a revolver that he was not licensed to carry, said Detective Capt. Emanuel Gomes. “When he awoke, he heard some noises and thought the house was being burglarized,” Gomes said. “He had a firearm in the house, and he grabbed the firearm and fired one round”... The victim, who suffered a single gunshot wound, was taken with serious injuries to Good Samaritan Medical Center, then transferred to Boston Medical Center. Her condition was “serious but stable” at 3 p.m. Thursday... The victim was able to make statements to officers after the shooting “that it didn’t appear that this was intentional”... Trammell was charged with assault and battery with dangerous weapon, a firearm; unlawful possession of ammunition; unlawful carrying of a firearm, and unlawful discharge of a firearm. He was arraigned in Brockton District Court on Thursday and was held without bail until Monday... [Full article here]

BOSTON FIREFIGHTER FACES DANGEROUSNESS HEARING MONDAY
The Enterprise
By Amanda Reed
Posted Nov 20, 2010 @ 06:00 AM
[Excerpts] A Boston firefighter told police he didn’t look to see if his girlfriend had left their bed early Thursday morning when he grabbed his unlicensed revolver and fired it from 2 to 3 feet away at someone he thought was a burglar. The “burglar” was his 66-year-old girlfriend, whom he shot in the torso and then called 911 to summon police, according to a police report filed by Brockton police... The victim, who suffered a single gunshot wound, was taken with serious injuries to Good Samaritan Medical Center, then transferred to Boston Medical Center. Her last-known condition was critical but stable on Friday morning... When police arrived at the suspect’s home early Thursday morning, they found his girlfriend of 24 years lying on the bedroom floor just inside the doorway with “blood on her shirt,” according to a police report filed in Brockton District Court. “Mr. Trammell initially told us he had shot her accidentally as he thought she was a burglar climbing in the window,” the report said. “The bathroom window and bedroom windows on the east side of the home were checked by this officer and found to be locked,” Officer Andrew Kalp wrote in the report. “The victim stated, ‘I can’t believe you shot me and I’m going to die,’” Kalp wrote... He told police that a noise he thought was coming from the bathroom woke him. Trammell told police he “did not look to see if his girlfriend was in bed and grabbed his gun that he keeps next to his bed on the floor. “He got out of bed and began to walk to the doorway leading out of his room to the hallway. He stated that he took one step out of the bedroom in the hallway and confronted the person just inside the bathroom. He stated that he yelled and shot the person one time from approximately two to three feet away,” the police report said... The report said Trammell “exposed the victim’s torso” and used a pad that police gave him to apply pressure to her wound... [Full article here]

BAIL SET FOR BOSTON FIREFIGHTER CHARGED IN BROCKTON SHOOTING
The Enterprise
By Amanda Reed
Nov 22, 2010
[Excerpts] A Boston firefighter who shot his girlfriend early Thursday morning in his Brockton home was being held on $5,000 cash bail after a brief court hearing Monday morning. At the hearing, prosecutor Jessica Healy said that evidence gathered in an interview between investigators and the victim led prosecutors to drop 56-year-old Larry Trammell’s dangerousness hearing and set bail Monday morning in Brockton District Court. Police were able to interview the 66-year-old victim at a Boston hospital Friday evening as she recovered from surgery, Healy said. Information from that interview moved prosecutors to seek dismissal of Trammell’s dangerousness hearing Monday morning. If found by the judge to be dangerous, the suspect could have been held without bail until further court proceedings. He had been held in jail pending Monday’s hearing...The police report said she was his girlfriend of 24 years. According to city records, she owns the home in which he was living and where the shooting occurred... [Full article here]
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1 comment:

  1. From 2 to 3 feet away he can't tell if it's a burglar or his girlfriend? He leaves the bed with out noticing she's not there first? Yah right! Not believable.

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