Suspect in 2013 Pawtucket murder case also accused of earlier home invasion

Six years after Jeffrey Lebrun was shot dead, his accused killer is behind bars.

Juan Gibson was arrested at his workplace Friday, charged with several felonies, including murder and burglary.

According to police, he broke into Lebrun’s Dawson Street home in May of 2013 with a knife. Lebrun and his wife were inside.

Lebrun was able to fight the intruder off, but he got away with medical marijuana. Lebrun told police he thought he was being targeted because he was selling medical marijuana.

Then, two months later, Gibson came back with a gun, shooting Lebrun at least twice, killing him.

Police found Lebrun’s 15-year-old stepdaughter hiding in a closet.

During the investigation of the home invasion, detectives found DNA from Gibson  and Lebrun on a sweatshirt tossed in a yard nearby.

Gibson was charged with burglary for the home invasion in 2014, but only served time as a violator. He was on probation for three separate drug convictions.

He’ll be back in court next week.

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