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MSP, Brockton Police Seek Man Who Fatally Shot Woman

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Contact: Beth Stone 508-584-8120

BROCKTON – Massachusetts State Police and Brockton Police are investigating the overnight shooting of a woman, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.

At approximately 12:22 a.m. today, Brockton Police received a 911 call for a report of a shooting outside 17 Nason Street. Upon arrival at the address, police located a female victim inside a parked motor vehicle suffering from an apparent gunshot. The victim was pronounced dead on scene. She has been identified as 22 year-old Stephanie Beatty of Norwich, Connecticut.

Brockton Police contacted Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office and an investigation commenced. As a result, detectives sought and obtained an arrest warrant for Gelson Fernandes, 29, of Brockton, charging him with Homicide. The investigation is active and ongoing by Massachusetts State Police and Brockton Police.

The victim and Fernandes were previously acquainted.

DECEMBER 8, 2023