Brockton Man Arrested In City's 2nd Homicide This Year

Authorities say they have arrested a man in connection with a fatal shooting in Brockton.

Massachusetts State Police detectives and Brockton police said in a statement Monday that 29-year-old Queito Miranda, of Brockton, was taken into custody Sunday afternoon in Worcester.

Miranda is scheduled to be arraigned on a murder charge Tuesday in Brockton District Court. It was not immediately known whether he had an attorney.

The Plymouth County District Attorney's office says Miranda is suspected in Friday's shooting death of 32-year-old Earl Thomas, of New Bedford, who was gunned down in a parking lot. Thomas was taken by ambulance to Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, where he was pronounced dead.

It was the city's second homicide of the year.


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