Man charged in Marshfield home invasion
A 26-year-old East Falmouth man is facing charges in connection with an armed home invasion in Marshfield today in which a firearm discharged into a wall, passing into a neighboring apartment, according to police. No one was injured.
Police Lieutenant Michael McDonough identified the suspect as Nicholas Lynch and said the suspect was trying to rob the occupant of the apartment, located on Plain Street near the Pembroke line. The address is on Route 139, but McDonough declined to disclose the name of the apartment complex.
The male victim told police the suspect entered his apartment brandishing a handgun and hit him over the head with the gun, at which point the gun discharged, the lieutenant said. The suspect later fled the scene.
Police received a call shortly after 2 p.m. from a resident who reported seeing a man leaving the area with a gun. They recovered a bullet from a neighboring apartment.
Not long afterward, Mashpee police apprehended the suspect. Lynch is expected to be arraigned in Plymouth District Court Tuesday, McDonough said.
He is charged with armed home invasion, assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, use of a firearm while committing a felony, illegal possession of a firearm, illegal possession of ammunition, and discharging a firearm inside a dwelling, according to police.
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