Contact: Beth Stone 508-584-8120
BROCKTON – A man is being held without bail after pleading not guilty to his role in connection with the 2020 murder of a Brockton man, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz announced today.
This morning in Brockton District Court, Takari Elliot, 29, pleaded not guilty to one count of Murder. He was held without bail and is next scheduled to appear in court on April 9. This afternoon, a Plymouth County Grand Jury returned an indictment against Elliot and Marvin Veiga, 32, charging them with one count each of Murder, Carrying a firearm, Subsequent Offense, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Armed Career Criminal, and three counts of Assault by Means of Discharging a Firearm.
The charges stem from an incident on October 13, 2020, at approximately 7:35 p.m. The Brockton Police Shotspotter notification system reported several rounds fired in the area of 94 Belmont Avenue in Brockton and police also received several 911 calls. Upon arrival, officers found Manuel Duarte, 25, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the body. Three friends attempted to render aid to Duarte. He was transported to Good Samaritan Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
As a result of the ongoing, active investigation, on Friday, Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office obtained arrest warrants charging Elliot and Veiga. With the assistance of Brockton Police, Massachusetts State Police located Elliot in Brockton on Friday.
Massachusetts State Police along with Brockton Police continue to actively search for Veiga, who is considered to be armed and dangerous, and has a history of violent crimes. Veiga has tattoos about his face and neck, and is believed to be traveling in a newer model silver SUV bearing an out-of-state license. Anyone with information should immediately contact Massachusetts State Police at 508-894-2600, or Brockton Police 508-941-0200.