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Plymouth man facing assault to murder charge after bullets hit multiple residences



A southeastern Massachusetts man is facing several charges after an early morning incident.

According to police, Saturday morning at just after 1:45 a.m., Officers responded to North Spooner Street in North Plymouth for gunshots.

Upon arrival, Officers began speaking with witnesses and ascertained that multiple residential dwellings were struck by gunfire.

A bullet entered one dwelling through wooden siding of a window, and lodged into a family room ceiling.

Multiple bullets struck a second dwelling, and one went through a window.

Thankfully none of the many occupants inside were injured.

Officers quickly ascertained that some type of an argument, then a physical altercation, had taken place outside of a downtown bar between the occupants of one of the dwellings, and 25-year-old Joshua Fitzgerald of Plymouth.

After this altercation, Fitzgerald allegedly drove to North Spooner Street where he began shooting at a residence where the other party lived.

A second residence was struck, whose occupants had nothing to do with the original altercation.

Officers located Fitzgerald a short time later on his front porch.

He retreated inside when he saw Officers approach.

Fitzgerald exited to his back yard and tried walking away from Officers who had him at gunpoint.

As he was walking away, he dropped a pistol, and finally followed Officers commands as he was taken into custody without further incident.

Fitzgerald was charged with four counts of Assault to Murder while armed with a firearm, seven counts of Assault with a dangerous weapon, Carrying a firearm w/o a license, Possession of ammunition w/o an FID card, Discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, Threats to commit murder, Destruction of property over $1200, possession of a class B drug (Cocaine), and Disturbing the Peace.

Fitzgerald is being held on $10,000 bail and is currently at the Plymouth County Correctional Facility.

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