Two men were arraigned this afternoon on drug charges stemming from a Framingham sting operation that left one man dead when a police SWAT team member discharged his firearm.
It remains unclear whether the shooting was in response to a perceived threat, or whether the officer's gun fired accidentally.
Eurie Stamp, 68, was killed during the sweep of 26 Fountain St. where he lived with one of the defendants, Joseph Bushfan, 20, and Bushfan’s mother, who he was in a relationship with. The second defendant, Devon Talbert, also 20, lives in Boston.
Both face charges of possession with intent to deliver a class B drug and drug violation in a school zone. Bushfan was ordered held on $5,000 cash bail, and Talbot was released on personal recognizance.
Police obtained their search warrant after an investigation that spanned several weeks and involved a confidential informant who had allegedly purchased crack cocaine from the defendants. They went to the Fountain Street address this morning at 12:30 a.m., according to a statement from the Middlesex district attorney’s office. Bushfan was arrested outside of the apartment, while Talbot was arrested inside.
Bushfan has several prior offenses including an armed robbery case out of Middlesex County in which he was released on bail. He is also on probation as a result of an assault case in West Roxbury.
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 DA’s office said.
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