Brother Arrested for Easter Morning Shooting Death in Massachusetts

BROCKTON, Mass. – Maine state and federal law enforcement officials have made a significant arrest in connection with a tragic incident that occurred in Massachusetts on Easter morning. Jeremiah Abreu, 20, was apprehended in Lewiston, Maine, following an extensive manhunt. The arrest, conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service and Maine State Police, was in relation to the fatal shooting of his brother, Sedrick Abreu, 27, in Brockton.

Sedrick Abreu was discovered with a gunshot wound in his chest at a residence on Hoover Ave. in Brockton early Sunday morning. Despite efforts to save him, he was pronounced dead at Good Samaritan Medical Center. Two additional individuals, Sirick Amado, 24, and Antonio Dejesus, 26, had already been taken into custody and charged with being accessories to homicide in connection with the same event.

Amado and Dejesus appeared before the court in Brockton on Monday. During the hearing, prosecutors presented surveillance footage indicating that Amado had handed a gun to Jeremiah Abreu before the latter entered the Hoover Avenue home. It was at this moment that Abreu allegedly shot and killed his brother, as stated by Assistant District Attorney Kristina Zanini.

Further video evidence suggested that following the incident, Abreu passed the gun to Dejesus, who subsequently placed an item in the back of a SUV. Defense attorneys representing Amado and Dejesus disputed the clarity of the surveillance footage, arguing that it did not definitively show the chain of events. Furthermore, they pointed out that a firearm was not located during the search of the SUV.

Both Amado and Dejesus are being held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing scheduled for Thursday. Meanwhile, details regarding Jeremiah Abreu’s arraignment are pending and expected to be disclosed in due course. The joint efforts of law enforcement agencies have led to progress in shedding light on the unfortunate events that unfolded on Easter morning in Massachusetts.