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BROCKTON – A man has pleaded not guilty to a Murder charge in the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old man in Brockton over the weekend, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.
Andrew Tymek (DOB: 03/11/97) of Brockton, pleaded not guilty to one count of Murder today in Brockton District Court.
At approximately 6:14 pm on Friday, Brockton Police received multiple 911 calls for reports of a shooting on Arthur Street. Upon arrival at 10 Arthur Street, Brockton Police located a male gunshot victim lying unresponsive in the street. Emergency medical personnel transported the man to Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton where he was pronounced dead. He was identified as 21-year-old Anthony S. Baker of Brockton. Baker was shot twice, once in the chest and once in the arm.
Tymek was additionally arraigned and pleaded not guilty today to a criminal complaint charging him with one count each of Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon and Malicious Damage to a Motor Vehicle. Those charges stem from an incident which occurred at approximately 4:30 pm on Friday when Tymek allegedly threw a brick through the car window of a former acquaintance, sending an infant who was inside the vehicle to the hospital. Tymek was arrested at approximately 9 pm on the charges. Tymek told investigators he was in the vicinity of Arthur and Intervale Streets around the time of the shooting.
The homicide investigation alleges that the victim and Tymek knew each other previously, and there was an ongoing feud between the men and their respective circle of acquaintances. Preliminary investigation has revealed that Baker was walking along Arthur Street at approximately 6:14 pm Friday when a dark vehicle approached him. Baker allegedly threw a rock at the windshield of the car before witnesses reported hearing four gunshots. At least one of those gun shots struck Baker, fatally wounding him. Police recovered a Kia Sportage believed to have been driven by Tymek during the shooting. The vehicle had windshield damage consistent with a rock being thrown at it. As a result of the overall investigation, police developed probable cause to arrest and charge Tymek with Murder. Tymek pleaded not guilty to all of the charges and is next scheduled to appear in court on July 17.
The homicide investigation by State Police Detectives and Brockton Police is ongoing.