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Nov 27, 2015 11:07 AM

Ex-officer indicted for lying about fake shootout found dead at his home

The Associated Press

MILLIS— A former Millis, Ma. police officer indicted for fabricating a story about a shootout with a mystery gunman in September and calling in a fake bomb threat to the high school has been found dead.

The Norfolk District Attorney's office says 24-year-old Bryan Johnson was pronounced dead early Thursday at his home.

Police say they were called to the home by another resident of the house who found Johnson unresponsive. They say no signs of foul play were found at the scene and the death is not being investigated as a homicide.

Authorities say an autopsy would be performed.

A grand jury had indicted Johnson on Nov. 19 on a charge of willful communication of a bomb threat to a school, making a false police report and other charges.

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