An early morning break-in at the Washington Street convenience store across from Dorchester District Court turned chaotic after a store employee shot himself in the foot during a struggle with the intruder.
Between 3 and 4 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, Courthouse Convenience owner Marc Stallworth and co-worker Gary Smalls entered the store to find an intruder coming up the stairs in back of the store.
Stallworth and the intruder grappled with each other as Smalls called police and then grabbed a gun. According to Stallworth, he attempted to flip the intruder, who then kicked the shotgun in Smalls's hands, shooting Smalls in his left foot.
Smalls is due to undergo five surgeries total for his foot. Police apprehended the intruder.
Paul Brisbon, 41, of Chelsea, was arraigned on Dec. 17 at Dorchester District Court. He was charged with breaking and entering (nighttime), and assault with a dangerous weapon.
According to Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley's Office, Brisbon was held on $2,500 bail. He is due back in court on Jan. 14.
Stallworth, who has owned the store for about nine months, said the intruder was attempting to steal some tobacco products.
Stallworth and Smalls had noticed the front grate to the store was half-lifted, with Stallworth remembering he had left it closed when he left a few hours before.
Stallworth said he then saw the smashed front door window, which cost him $400 to replace.
The two then saw the intruder climbing out of the basement. "I said you have two choices: Die or go to jail," Stallworth recalls.
A struggle in back of the store ensued for ten minutes, leading to Smalls getting shot in the foot.
Stallworth said he was coming into the store early to get some work done.
"I pretty much stay up a lot," he said.
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