Taunton man facing a murder charge in double shooting in Brockton

A Taunton man is facing murder charges in the shooting of two men, one fatally, in Brockton Monday afternoon, prosecutors said.

Police arrested Carlens Alain Louis, 24, at a Motel 6 in Seekonk Monday night, several hours after the shooting, said the office of Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz.

A not-guilty plea was ­entered on his behalf Tuesday in Brockton District Court, where he was arraigned on charges of murder, two counts of assault with intent to murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, and unlawful possession of ammunition.


Authorities say Louis drove alongside another car while both vehicles were near 25 ­Coburn St. in Brockton around 2:45 p.m. Monday. Louis’s vehicle was positioned so that he was across from the driver’s side of the other car. At that point, officials said, Louis fired three shots into the vehicle.

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The two people inside the second vehicle were struck by the gunfire, officials said. A desperate attempt by the driver to get emergency medical help — he drove to a nearby American Medical Response ambulance garage — failed to save the man’s life.

The vehicle's passenger, Vardly St. Felix, 23, of Brockton, was hit in the chest and was later pronounced dead.

The driver, Stanley Damestoire, 28, also of Brockton, was hit in the hip and is being treated at a local hospital, the statement said. A third person in Damestoire’s car was unharmed. No motive for the shooting was disclosed.

Louis was held without bail and will return to court May 16 for a probable cause hearing.

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