The Hanover man shot in the chest on Sunday during an altercation in Abington allegedly had a run-in with the law in Boston on April 11. That run-in will be the focus of a hearing on Thursday at Brockton District Court, according to Attorney Peter Horstmann.
The Hanover man shot in the chest on Sunday during an altercation in Abington allegedly had a run-in with the law in Boston on April 11.
Both Paul Brinkman and his wife, Heather, were arrested on a host of charges stemming from a fight in the South End, according to the Boston Police Web site, BPDNews.com and Boston-based attorney Peter Horstmann.
The release on the incident states, “On Saturday, April 11, at approximately 1:45 a.m., officers arrested Paul Brinkman, 36, of Hanover on the charges of assault and battery on a police officer with injuries, assault and battery on an EMT (two counts) and resisting arrest.” His wife was arrested on charges of being a disorderly person and threatening to commit a crime.
Those charges were expected to be the focal point of a hearing held at Brockton District Court on Thursday, according to Horstmann, the lawyer of Dorchester resident Rhys Williams, 41.
Williams, a Boston EMT, is accused of shooting two people — Paul Brinkman and John Brinkman — after an altercation last weekend in Abington.
“We think those charges (against Paul and Heather) have something to do with why this incident occurred,” Horstmann said on Wednesday. “We’re looking forward to the hearing on Thursday.”
In Abington on Sunday night, Paul Brinkman was shot in the chest after an altercation at a party at 57 North Ave. His brother John was shot in the leg.
Paul Brinkman was still recovering from “serious wounds” at South Shore Hospital on Monday night.
During his arraignment Monday, Williams maintained the shooting was in self-defense.
Abington Police Chief David Majenski said the incident occurred after a benefit held in Norwood on behalf of Paul Brinkman’s deceased brother, Mark, a former Boston EMS worker.
After the benefit, a gathering of about 12 people — including Paul, his brother, John and accused shooter Williams — was held at 57 North Ave. at the home of one of the benefit-goers.
“Reportedly, Williams actually drove Paul Brinkman to that get together,” Majenski said. “At some point during the evening, there was a disagreement of some sort that occurred in the house.”
He added that disagreement led to Williams being asked to leave the party. Majenski said Williams did not leave but decided to wait in front of the house in his vehicle, a green 2009 Subaru Outback.
Eventually, after he was asked to leave several times and did not, the Brinkman brothers went outside to confront Williams. That’s when the two gunshots were reportedly fired. Police said the weapon used was a Glock 9mm, which Williams was licensed to have.
As for the April 11 incident in Boston involving Paul and Heather Brinkman, published reports say they were both scheduled to go to trial at Boston Municipal Court on Oct. 13.