Man shot by Falmouth police identified

A man who allegedly pointed a gun at Falmouth police officers was shot inside this home in Falmouth

FALMOUTH – The man shot by a Falmouth police officer this past weekend has been identified in police documents as James Fuhrer, 54, of Falmouth.

The incident happened late Friday night in the area of 402 Route 28.

According to Falmouth police, they received a 911 call reporting there was an intoxicated male barricaded in his bedroom with a firearm.

It was initially reported that the man, identified in police arrest logs as Fuhrer, made indirect threats to commit suicide.

When officers arrived at 402 Route 28/Teaticket Highway, they spoke with the person who called 9-1-1 and evacuated the home. Witnesses told police the man was heavily intoxicated and holding a pistol to his head.

The Upper Cape Special Response Team eventually had to enter the home to subdue Fuhrer.

According to police, at one point, he pointed the gun at officers and was subsequently shot.

He suffered a single gunshot wound to his hip area and was transported to Falmouth Hospital. He was later taken to a Boston hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

No officers were shot in the incident.

Fuhrer is facing several charges, including assault by means of a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and a firearm violation with 1 previous violent crime.

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