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Brockton Man Indicted On Murder, Gun, Armed Career Criminal Charges For Role In City Shooting

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Contact: Beth Stone 508-584-8120

BROCKTON – A Brockton man has been indicted on charges in connection with the fatal shooting of a 32 year-old man, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.

Today, a Plymouth County Grand Jury returned indictments charging Queito Miranda (DOB: 04/29/90) of Brockton with one count each of Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and being an Armed Career Criminal. At approximately 11:26 pm on May 24, 2019, Brockton Police were alerted by Shotspotter and received several 911 calls reporting a shooting in the vicinity of 47 Highland Street. Police and emergency medical personnel responded and found a male victim in the parking lot suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton where he was pronounced dead. The 32 year-old man was identified as Earl Thomas of New Bedford.

Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office and Brockton Police investigated and, on May 26, obtained an arrest warrant for Miranda. He was located and placed under arrest in Worcester before he was transported to Brockton to face a murder charge in district court. Miranda will be arraigned on today’s superior court indictments at a later date.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Joseph Janezic and Brian Fahy and was investigated by State Police assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office and Brockton Police.

August 19, 2019