Man held on $1M bail in February home invasion case

BOSTON (WHDH) - A man accused in an assault and home invasion appeared in court on Wednesday.

That man is facing several charges in connection with the crime, which happened in February in Dorchester.

Another man suspected in the crime was shot and killed by police.

Robert Williams, 31, appeared in court Wednesday on home invasion, armed assault in a dwelling, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and unlawful possession of a firearm charges.

The charges stem from a Feb. 12 incident that began with a home invasion on Devon Street and ended with the fatal shooting of Williams’ associate Peter FanFan, 29, by Boston Police.

Prosecutors said Williams and FanFan went to a Dorchester home, demanding money from the homeowner. They said Williams hit the man with a baton-like weapon before FanFan shot the homeowner in the leg, accidentally shooting Williams as well.

Williams was taken to a hospital, and has been on the run until detectives found him hiding under a bed in a Dorchester apartment Wednesday morning.

His attorney said this could be a case of mistaken identity.

Williams was held on $1 million bail.

 

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