The Massachusetts cop who fabricated a story about being ambushed by a man who opened fire on him as he was driving his patrol car, causing him to crash into a tree where the car engulfed in flames, was found dead in his home early Thanksgiving morning.

Bryan Johnson, 24, was found dead by a roommate. Police say it was not a homicide but provided no other details.

The former Millis police officer was facing several criminal charges stemming for the September 2 fabricated report as well as new charges that he had called in a bomb threat to a local middle school that morning.

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