Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Second Man Dies In Suspected Drug-Related Shooting, Crash

By Lisa E. Crowley
BROCKTON--A second man involved in a shootout and car crash late Sunday night has died, officials said.
Assistant Plymouth County District Attorney Catherine Ham said 21-year-old Adilson Tavares, of Brockton, died Tuesday morning of injuries sustained in the shooting and crash that followed at 426 West Elm St.
Valter Monteiro, 24, also of Brockton, died Monday, July 4 at Good Samaritan Medical Center shortly after the shooting and crash that was reported at 11:39 p.m., Sunday, July 3.

Ham said the two men were in the same vehicle, and not in separate vehicles, as previously reported, and leaving the Westfield Estates condominiums near where the car crashed, when someone opened fire on them.
With passenger and driver riddled with bullets, the vehicle lost control and smashed through shrubs and a small fence near the driveway of 426 West Elm St.
The car the two men were in crashed into another vehicle parked in the driveway, Ham said, and both vehicles burst into flame.
Fire Chief Richard Francis said both men suffered from multiple gun shot wounds.
Ham did not give a motive for the shooting, however police officers who spoke on condition of anonymity said it was one drug dealer taking care of another.
Monteiro was arrested along with Tavares on Jan. 14, 2010. The two were charged with possession and distribution of marijuana.
Brockton and State Police continue to investigate.
No one has been arrested in connection with the incident, however Judith Davis-Scott, 65, the owner of the home at 426 West Elm St. where the crash took place, was arrested and charged with interfering with a police officer in performance of duty and disorderly conduct. Around the 2 minute, 15 second mark in the above video, Davis-Scott can be heard yelling as police detain her.

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