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One month after fatal shooting, officials charge two in connection to murder of Massachusetts man

one month after fatal shooting two charged in murder
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Dec. 7 2021, Published 11:20 a.m. ET

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A Massachusetts man was gunned down last month and now officials say two people have been charged in connection to the shooting.

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Around 1:30 a.m. on Nov. 9, Brockton police responded to a call of shots fired, according to Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz.

Once at the scene, police found a 2007 Mazda 3 parked in the middle of the road, according to authorities.

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Officials said one victim, 36-year-old Gregory Grantsis, had a gunshot wound to the face. A second male victim suffered from gunshot wounds to the leg and torso. There was a third occupant of the vehicle, but that person was not shot.

Authorities said Grantsis was taken to Brockton Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The second man was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital.

An investigation began, which led to arrest warrants being issued for 26-year-old Shamallah Jones and 26-year-old Ashley Severino, detectives stated.

On Dec. 3, Massachusetts State Police, Brockton police and Boston police located Jones in Boston and he was arrested without incident.

Jones was arraigned on Dec. 6 and charged with murder, attempted murder and assault and battery with a deadly weapon causing serious bodily injury, Cruz said. He pleaded not guilty and was held without bail.

Severino was also arraigned on Dec. 6, where she was charged with one count of accessory after the fact, Cruz said. She pleaded not guilty and bail was set at $3,000.


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