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Brockton Man Sent To State Prison For Role In Near-Fatal Shooting

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Contact: Beth Stone 508-584-8120

BROCKTON – A Brockton man convicted as a Youthful Offender in connection with an attempted armed robbery from 2019 has been sentenced to prison, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.

On November 10, 2022, a jury found Tiago Gomes-Antunes, 20, of Brockton, guilty of being a Youthful Offender on the charges of Armed Assault with Intent to Rob, Aggravated Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon Causing Serious Bodily Injury, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Today, in Brockton Juvenile Court, Gomes-Antunes was sentenced to serve 10 to 13 years in state prison, followed by probation until the year 2035.

The charges stemmed from an incident on October 5, 2019, when at approximately 7:43 p.m., Brockton Police received a 911 call for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, Brockton Police discovered a male victim seated in his vehicle suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the head. The victim was transported to Boston Medical Center.

Brockton Police contacted Massachusetts State Police in the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office and an investigation commenced. As a result of the investigation, officers sought and obtained an arrest warrant for Gomes-Antunes, and he was taken into custody.

Assistant District Attorney David Cutshall prosecuted the case, which was investigated by Massachusetts State Police and Brockton Police.

APRIL 14, 2023