Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Pair charged in Brockton slaying

By Maureen Boyle, Enterprise staff writer

BROCKTON — Two men are accused of killing a 22-year-old Brockton man with a single gunshot to the head last week.

Ronnie Perry, 21, of 10 Danube St., Boston and Christopher Williams, 24, of 57 Forest Ave., Everett, were to be arraigned today on murder charges in Brockton District Court.

The two are accused of killing Luodgy Colas, 22, in a Rutland Street apartment May 15.

“It does not appear to be a random act,” Assistant District Attorney Bridget Norton Middleton said of the killing.

Details of what led police to the suspects or what sparked the killing were not released Sunday. Additional information is expected to be released when the pair appear before a judge today.

State and Brockton police arrested the two without incident at their homes Saturday following an intensive investigation.

Colas was at the home of an acquaintance when the shooting occurred at about 12:30 p.m. at 19 Rutland St.

Colas was found inside, suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. He was taken by ambulance to Caritas Good Samaritan Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

An autopsy by the medical examiner determined the cause of death was a single gunshot wound to the head.

At the time of the shooting, a neighbor said a woman carrying a child came out of the house, her shirt covered with blood.

Neighbors had described the area as a quiet neighborhood with few problems.

Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz, in a prepared statement, said the arrests followed an intensive investigation by police.

“They have worked around the clock to solve this murder and their talent and their hard work are to be commended,” he said.

source :www.enterprise.southofboston.com

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