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Connecticut woman shot and killed in Brockton, suspect remains at large

Police are searching for a suspect who allegedly shot and killed a Connecticut woman early Friday in Brockton, Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz’s office said.

Stephanie Beatty, 22, of Norwich was pronounced dead at the scene, Cruz’s office said in a statement.

As a result of an investigation, police obtained an arrest warrant for Gelson Fernandes, 29, of Brockton, and faces a homicide charge, the statement said.

Beatty and Fernandes “were previously acquainted,” Cruz’s office said.

Shortly after midnight, Brockton police received a 911 call reporting a shooting outside 17 Nason St., the statement said. At the scene, they found Beatty in a parked car suffering from a gunshot wound.

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An investigation by Brockton police and State Police is ongoing.

“If anyone has information on the person responsible or anything else about this case, please get in touch with Brockton Police Detectives at 508-941-0200,” police said in a statement.


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