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BROCKTON – Two men have been indicted on murder charges in the fatal shooting of a Brockton man, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.
A Plymouth County Grand Jury today returned indictments charging Christopher T. Nogueira (DOB: 04/29/96) of Taunton and Andrew Tymek (DOB: 03/11/97) of Brockton in the shooting death of 21-year-old Anthony S. Baker.
Just after 6 pm on June 8, 2018, Brockton Police received multiple 911 calls for reports of a shooting on Arthur Street. Upon arrival at 10 Arthur Street, Brockton Police located Baker lying unresponsive in the street. Emergency medical personnel transported him to Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton where he was pronounced dead. Brockton Police contacted State Police Detectives assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office and a homicide investigation commenced. Investigators found that earlier in the evening, Tymek threw a brick through the back windshield of a car, injuring a 7-month-old infant inside the car. As part of the investigation, police learned that the victim and Tymek knew each other previously, and there was an ongoing feud between the men and their respective circle of acquaintances. The investigation found that Baker was walking along Arthur Street at approximately 6:14 pm 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. Investigators developed information that Nogueira allegedly fired the shots at Baker as Tymek drove the car. Police recovered a Kia Sportage and 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 both men with Murder. Tymek was indicted on one count each of Murder, Assault by Means of a Deadly Weapon, Malicious Injury to a Motor Vehicle, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm,
Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, and Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Building.
Nogueira was indicted on one count each of Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, and Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Building.
The men will be arraigned in Superior Court at a later date.
Assistant District Attorneys Jennifer Sprague and Shanan Buckingham are prosecuting the case, which was investigated by State Police Detectives assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office and Brockton Police.