Lowell man charged with firing gun at undercover officer

A 24-year-old Lowell man is facing charges for shooting at an undercover Lowell police detective at least five times Wednesday night, officials said.

A not-guilty plea was entered on behalf of Ccshron Arthur Brown at his arraignment today in Middlesex District Court on charges that included armed assault with intent to murder, possession of a firearm without a license, and firing a firearm within 500 feet of a building, said MaryBeth Long, a spokeswoman for the Middlesex district attorney’s office.

A judge set Brown’s bail at $5,000 but revoked his bail in a previous case for 60 days, she said.

Brown was arrested Wednesday for firing at Detective Nathan Bowler. Bowler was undercover, conducting surveillance of Brown and three others around 7 p.m. in connection with a breaking and entering from earlier in the day, Captain Kelly Richardson said. Once the four, traveling in a car, noticed they were being followed, one shot was fired at Bowler while traveling on Agawam Street.


The pursuit continued onto Lawrence Street, where four to five shots were fired at Bowler by Brown, who was using a .40-caliber handgun while he was in the back seat of the car, police said.

Bowler was unharmed, Richardson said. Following an extensive investigation, Brown was arrested without incident four hours later. Police are still searching for the three other individuals in the car.

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