Arrest made in alleged BB gun shooting

Jun 22, 2020

A 62-year-old Wareham man was arrested on Saturday night, June 20, after allegedly shooting another man in the face with a BB gun. 

Police responded to the reported BB gun shooting on Swifts Beach Road just before 11 p.m. The suspect reportedly left the scene in a dark colored truck, but police were able to determine his identity as Bryan Ewan. 

From there, three officers went to Ewan’s apartment on Main Street. When officers arrived, they saw a parked truck with a BB gun on the front console. 

According to police, Ewan opened his apartment door, but resisted and tried to shut the door after being told he was under arrest. He continued to resist arrest, flailing his arms before being handcuffed. After Ewan was subdued, officers found a loaded firearm tucked in his waistband.

Ewan was arrested, and  has been charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, possession of a firearm without a permit, possession of ammunition without a permit, and resisting arrest.

The man who was shot by the BB gun sustained non-life threatening injuries. It is unclear what prompted the shooting, but police determined that it was not a random incident.