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Brockton Man Indicted in Fatal Shooting of 21-Year-Old, Two Others Face Perjury Charges in Case

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BROCKTON – A Brockton man has been indicted on a murder charge and two others face perjury charges in the fatal December shooting of a city man, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.

Brahden Hill (DOB: 09/21/95) of Brockton, was indicted today by a Plymouth County Grand Jury on one count of Murder, one count of Armed Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon, two counts of Armed Assault to Rob and one count of Possession of a Firearm. He is currently being held without bail and will be arraigned in the Superior Court on February 25th.

Just after midnight December 12, 2015, Brockton Police were alerted to shots fired in the area of Turner and Haverhill Streets in Brockton. Upon arrival at 41 Haverhill Street, police found an unresponsive man on the sidewalk bleeding from a gunshot wound to the upper torso. The victim, identified as Edward J. Andrews (DOB: 11/11/94) of Brockton, was pronounced dead at 1:05 a.m.

Investigators located a witness who identified Hill as the shooter before he fled the scene on foot. State Police tracked Hill to an apartment in Dorchester and he was arrested.

Two others have additionally been indicted on charges as part of the State Police investigation into this homicide. Indictments were returned February 5, 2016 against Ashley Harrison (DOB: 10/06/90) for Perjury and Intimidation of a Witness. The indictments allege that Harrison lied to a Grand Jury investigation about several facts, including information she had on the Andrews homicide.

On January 29, 2016, Rupert Weeks (DOB: 03/26/84) was indicted on one count of Perjury. Information obtained by investigators found that Weeks lied about his whereabouts before and after the shooting of Andrews.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Jessica Kenny and Russell Eonas and was investigated by State Police assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office.


February 16, 2016