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Two Additional People Charged In Connection With Brockton Murder

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Contact: Beth Stone 508-584-8120

BROCKTON – Four people have now been charged in connection with their roles in the murder of a Brockton man, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.

On November 9, 2021, at approximately 1:36 a.m., Brockton Police responded to the area of 69 Tremont Street for a report of shots fired. Brockton Police arrived on scene and located a 2007 Mazda 3 parked in the middle of the road. Two male victims were found outside of the vehicle. One victim, Gregory Grantsis, 36, suffered a gunshot wound to the face, and the second male victim suffered from gunshot wounds to leg and torso. A third occupant of the vehicle was not shot.

Grantsis was transported to the Brockton Hospital where he was pronounced dead of his wounds at 2:13 a.m. The second male victim was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital.

Brockton Police contacted Massachusetts State Police and an investigation commenced. As a result, investigators developed information and sought and obtained an arrest warrant for Shamallah Jones, 26. Jones was located at an address in Boston and placed under arrest without incident.

Massachusetts State Police sought and obtained an arrest warrant for 26 year-old Ashley Severino of Boston, and she was located and arrested.   

Last Friday, a Plymouth County grand jury returned indictments charging Shamallah Jones, of Dorchester, with one count each of Murder, Attempted Murder, Assault and Battery with a Deadly Weapon Causing Serious Bodily Injury, Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Carrying a Firearm, Subsequent Offense, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, and Possession of Ammunition without an FID card. Severino was indicted on one count each of Accessory After the Fact (Murder) and Witness Intimidation.

As a result of the ongoing investigation, warrants issued for Rula Jones, 27, and Vanessa Jones, 55, of Brockton. Today, Rula Jones was located and arrested in Weymouth without incident. Vanessa Jones was arrested in Brockton.

Rula Jones is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow in Brockton Superior Court on one count of Murder. Vanessa Jones will be arraigned on one count of witness intimidation. 

January 31, 2022