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Police Searching for Man Who Gunned Down FIrefighter

Boston Herald via YellowBrix

December 14, 2009

MILTON, MA – A Milton firefighter returning home from his mother’s birthday party was allegedly gunned down early yesterday morning by a motorist fueled by road rage.

Joseph Fasano, 30 of Quincy, was shot once in the stomach at about 1 a.m. after getting out of his car to confront the driver in front of him, Quincy police said. The unidentified shooter had been repeatedly gunning his car, then stopping suddenly in front of Fasano.

The gunman, who police could only identify as a white man wearing a hat, remained at large last night.

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“He was at my birthday party . . . at my daughter’s home,” Virginia Fasano of Quincy, the wounded jake’s distraught mother, said of her son. “I was told he didn’t know who shot him.”

A Marine veteran, Fasano joined the Milton Fire Department about five years ago, said Chief Jack Grant. He was following in the footsteps of his father, John, a retired lieutenant, Grant said.

“He’s a very, very, very good firefighter, and he’s very well liked,” Grant said. “Everybody’s pulling for him.”

Fasano is in critical condition at Boston Medical Center, according to police, where he underwent surgery yesterday and is to be operated on again today.

The shooting occurred at about 12:50 a.m. at Commander Shea Boulevard, a narrow road off Hancock Street, according to Quincy police Lt. Jeffrey Burrell.

Burrell called it a case of road rage.

“This is how people drive now,” Burrell said.

A passenger, Fasano’s girlfriend, told police they were following a silver sports car that may have been a Porsche on Hancock Street when the driver started giving them a “brake job” – repeatedly braking and then accelerating, Burrell said.

The two cars pulled off onto Commander Shea and both drivers got out, though it’s unclear who moved first, Burrell said. The driver of the first car pulled a .45 caliber handgun and shot Fasano in the stomach before driving off, Burrell said.

“It sounded like this whole thing happened in a minute,” Burrell said.

Police don’t have a suspect, Burrell said. Fasano’s girlfriend is “hysterical” and has been unable to give police a full account of the moments leading to the shooting or a complete description of the gunman.


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  • Car6_max50

    Ahi

    over 4 years ago

    1990 Comments

    Wishes a good and speedy recovery for Fasano and for the perp to be found!

  • Holly_max50

    hollyk

    over 4 years ago

    534 Comments

    WOW..prayers with the friends and family..

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    Sheriff_1

    over 4 years ago

    8024 Comments

    Wishes for a speedy recovery and a fast location of this idiot

  • Cathy_2008_max50

    cathy_smitherman

    over 4 years ago

    958 Comments

    My prayers go out to Fasano... I hope that they catch this guy..

  • Me_max50

    THREE17

    over 4 years ago

    1284 Comments

    I hope they get the guy........
    Speedy recovery

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    rsironron

    over 4 years ago

    5220 Comments

    I pray for this fire fighter to have a quick recovery and I hope they catch this POS quick.

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    Irishcop1961

    over 4 years ago

    50320 Comments

    Speedy recovery and get this POS quick.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Speedy recovery. Hope they catch the guy.

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    orangebomber01

    over 4 years ago

    1008 Comments

    Speedy recovery, but you never know who you are messing with these days.

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