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Homicide Suspect Wanted For Role In Brockton Murder Fatally Shot In Tennessee

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Contact: Beth Stone 508-584-8120

BROCKTON – The search for the man wanted in a 2020 Brockton homicide is over after he was fatally shot in Tennessee over the weekend, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.

Since his indictment in March, Massachusetts State Police and Brockton Police have issued multiple bulletins seeking the capture of Marvin Veiga, 32. Veiga, and co-defendant, Takari Elliot, 29, were indicted on Murder and gun charges for fatally shooting Manuel Duarte, 25, on October 13, 2020 in Brockton. On March 5, Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office obtained arrest warrants charging Elliot and Veiga. Elliot was located and placed under arrest, but Veiga was not.

Since that day, Massachusetts State Police have actively sought Veiga’s arrest, issuing multiple requests for the public’s assistance. On March 18, Veiga was added to the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section’s Most Wanted list.

Early Saturday morning, Veiga was shot and killed by a Metro Nashville, Tennessee Police Department officer after Veiga advanced on the officer brandishing a large butcher knife in each of his hands. Metro Nashville Police have released video footage of the incident from the officer’s body worn camera.

Elliot, 29, has pleaded not guilty to the charges and is held without bail and is next scheduled to appear in court on May 5.

APRIL 26, 2021