Assailant killed during Palmer home invasion, DA says

A man was fatally shot Sunday after breaking into a home in Palmer, according to the Hampden district attorney’s office.

The deadly home invasion took place at 1180 Calkins Road, where police later found 20 pounds of marijuana and more than $30,000 in cash, District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni’s office said.

Palmer police responded to that address and found the alleged assailant, whose name has not been released, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was taken to Baystate Wing Hospital in Palmer where he was pronounced dead, Gulluni’s office said.


The district attorney’s office reported that there was a firearm and an “overwhelming scent of marijuana” at the scene, and a search warrant was obtained. The subsequent search turned up approximately $32,875, THC products, packaging supplies, and 20 pounds of marijuana, Gulluni’s office said.

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A resident, 21-year-old Dimitri Bryant, was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana. He was arraigned Monday in Palmer District Court and bail was set at $10,000, Gulluni’s office said.

Samuel Comstock, 39, of Palmer, whom Gulluni’s office described as “a possible accomplice” to the deceased assailant was taken into custody on unrelated warrants and was found with an illegal shotgun in his bedroom.

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