Brockton Man Indicted for Murder in Fatal Gas Station Stabbing
BROCKTON — A 30-year-old Brockton man has been indicted on charges that he robbed and then stabbed a man to death at a city gas station earlier this year.
The Plymouth County District Attorney's Office said that on Tuesday, a grand jury indicted Manuel Gui Goncalves on one count each of murder and armed robbery in the killing of 54-year-old Brockton man Richard Russell.
At around 12:34 a.m. on March 19, Brockton police responded to a gas station at 81 Warren Ave. for a reported stabbing.
Emergency first responders arrived to find the male victim suffering from a stab wound and lying unresponsive on the ground in the parking lot at the Stop 'N Gas station, according to the D.A.'s office.
Later identified as Russell, the victim was rushed to Good Samaritan Hospital, where he died from his injuries.
Investigators conducted interviews at the scene and reviewed video footage that allegedly shows Goncalves engaged in a physical altercation with Russell, the D.A.'s office stated.
According to the office, police found Goncalves near the scene of the homicide immediately after the stabbing.
The D.A.'s office said the suspect allegedly had a knife on him that appeared to be covered in blood.
He was arrested that morning and is set to be arraigned on the charges in superior court at a later date, according to the office.
No further details were disclosed.