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Pair Held on High Bail in Connection with Weekend Homicide in Brockton

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Contact:  Beth Stone- (508) 584-8120

BROCKTON – Two people were arraigned today in connection with a shooting
Saturday night in Brockton that left one man dead and another man injured, Plymouth
County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.

Renardo Williams (DOB: 01/04/94) of Brockton, was arraigned on one count
each of Murder and Assault with Intent to Murder. He was held without bail. Codefendant,
Chanel Martins (DOB: 11/12/88) of Taunton, was arraigned on one count of
Accessory After the Fact. Martins was held on $150,000 cash bail.

At approximately 10:15 pm on Saturday, Brockton Police received a Shotspotter
notification for multiple shots fired in the area of 139 Pleasant Street in Brockton. At that
time, police also received a 911 call from a male shooting victim reporting that he had
been shot six or seven times. Brockton Police responded and located a Honda CRV
parked in a lot at that address with two males suffering from gunshot wounds inside the
vehicle. The driver, 26-year-old Bethgy Cator of Avon, was transported to Good
Samaritan Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The second male victim was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital before he was
transported to Boston Medical Center, where he remains for treatment.
Brockton Police contacted State Police Detectives assigned to the Plymouth
County District Attorney’s Office and a homicide investigation commenced. Police
conducted interviews, reviewed surveillance video, and found multiple spent shell
casings and forensic evidence at the scene. Investigators developed evidence that
Williams allegedly shot the two men before fleeing the scene in a second vehicle
allegedly driven by Martins.

As a result of the active and ongoing murder investigation, State Police sought
and obtained an arrest warrant on Wednesday for Williams and Martins. State Police
patrolling Route 84 East in Sturbridge at approximately 8:30 pm on Wednesday spotted
and stopped their vehicle and the pair were placed under arrest.

Both will be back in Brockton District Court on June 18th.

The investigation is being conducted by State Police Detectives assigned to the
Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office and Brockton Police.


May 17, 2018