Two men arrested overnight after gunfire, temporary standoff with police


Two men were arrested overnight in Brockton after one allegedly fired shots in a residential area before hiding in his apartment, sparking a standoff with police.

Police responded after residents called 911 and the city’s gunshot detection system, ShotSpotter, reported gunshots fired at Davids Street just before 1:30 a.m. on Friday, police said. de Brockton in a press release. They found Kenny Rodrigue, 27s barricaded inside his first-floor apartment at 33 Davids St., the statement said.

No one was hit, but at least three vehicles were hit by bullets.

A crisis negotiator has been called in to meet with Rodrigues. Another man, Luis Rodrigues, 32, was also in the residence during the clash but was not involved in the shooting, according to Brockton Police spokesman Darren Duarte. After two to three hours, Kenny Rodrigues left the house and was taken into police custody peacefully, Duarte said.

“The Brockton Police Crisis Negotiator (…) contacted the suspect, who then left the residence, and we took him into custody without incident,” said Lt. Paul Bonanca, Chief Brockton Police detectives, in the statement.

Officers searched the apartment and recovered a Glock firearm, a long gun, two large capacity ammo magazines, an assortment of ammunition, crack and another weapon on the ground outside, which all belonged to Luis Rodrigues, Duarte said.

The shooting that sparked the stalemate was not random, Duarte said. The investigation is ongoing.

The two men were brought to justice on Friday in Brockton District Court.

Kenny Rodrigues was taken into custody without bail, pending a dangerousness hearing, on several counts, including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and unloading a firearm within 500 feet of ‘a building, according to court records.

Luis Rodrigues was also taken into custody without bail, pending a dangerousness hearing, on several counts, including possession of illegal drugs and firearms, according to the files.

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