Two men were arrested overnight in Brockton after one of them allegedly fired shots in a residential neighborhood before holing up in his apartment, touching off a standoff with police.
Police responded after residents called 911 and the city’s gunshot detection system, ShotSpotter, reported shots fired on Davids Street just before 1:30 a.m. Friday, Brockton police said in a statement. They found 27-year-old Kenny Rodrigues barricaded inside his first-floor apartment at 33 Davids St., the statement said.
No one was shot, but at least three vehicles were hit by bullets.
A crisis negotiator was called in to speak with Rodrigues. Another man, Luis Rodrigues, 32, was also in the residence during the standoff but wasn’t involved in the shooting, according to Brockton police spokesman Darren Duarte. After two to three hours, Kenny Rodrigues exited the home and was taken into custody peacefully, Duarte said.
“The crisis negotiator for the Brockton Police... communicated with the suspect, who then exited the residence, and we took him into custody without incident,” Lieutenant Paul Bonanca, chief of detectives for Brockton police, said in the statement.
Officers searched the apartment and recovered a Glock firearm, a long rifle, two high-capacity ammunition magazines, assorted ammunition, crack cocaine, and another gun on the ground outside, all of which belonged to Luis Rodrigues, Duarte said.
The shooting that sparked the standoff was not random, Duarte said. The investigation is ongoing.
The two men were arraigned Friday in Brockton District Court.
Kenny Rodrigues was ordered held without bail, pending a dangerousness hearing, on multiple charges, including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, court records show.
Luis Rodrigues was also ordered held without bail, pending a dangerousness hearing, on multiple charges, including illegal drug possession and firearms charges, records show.