The Milton firefighter who was shot last December in Quincy, and fired this month for insubordination and unbecoming conduct, has appealed his dismissal to the Civil Service Commission.
Town Administrator Kevin Mearn said the town received a letter that the appeal had been filed.
Fire Chief John J. Grant fired Joseph Fasano, 30, after an investigation by an outside hearings officer into the shooting and information that surfaced about a previous domestic violence case involving Fasano.
The report from the hearings officer concluded that Fasano had been insubordinate by refusing to answer some of the questions posed by the internal investigation, Mearn said.
The report also found “conduct unbecoming” for a firefighter. That involved Fasano’s arrest in 2007 in Weymouth for a domestic violence charge against a former girlfriend, Mearn said. He said Grant did not know about Fasano’s arrest, and subsequent probation, until it came out in news reports after last year’s shooting.
The shooting took place shortly before midnight on Dec. 12, 2009, on a ramp at Hancock Street and Commander Shea Boulevard in Quincy, police said.
Police said Fasano was with his girlfriend, who told police the driver of a sports car in front of their Jeep Cherokee repeatedly jammed on his brakes; both drivers stopped and got out of their cars, and Fasano was shot in the chest. The driver of the sports car then drove away, she told police
The car was identified as belonging to Robert O’Connell, whose family developed Marina Bay in Quincy. O’Connell later turned himself into police and was charged with attempted murder, police said. O’Connell’s case still is pending at Quincy District Court.
Police originally described the incident as “road rage” but later reports indicated a relationship between O’Connell’s family and Fasano’s girlfriend.
Fasano joined the Milton Fire Department in September 2005.
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