BROCKTON — Two Brockton men have been charged in connection with the stabbing death of a man in the city this summer — and one of them allegedly attacked a service dog and a nearby woman with a baseball bat during the incident, according to the Plymouth County District Attorney's Office.

Keith Disharoom, 40, and Mark Stroud, 25, have each been charged with one count of murder in the fatal stabbing of 44-year-old Eric Cohen, formerly of Holbrook, the D.A.'s office said.

The men were formally indicted on Friday.

Get our free mobile app

 

At around 7:38 p.m. on July 18, Brockton Police received a 911 call reporting an assault with a knife near 553 North Main Street.

Emergency responders arrived to find an unresponsive man with two stab wounds to his upper chest.

He was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital before being transferred to Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, where he was pronounced dead.

In a joint investigation by state police and Brockton police, authorities found that Disharoom and the victim had fought.

During the altercation, Disharoom allegedly stabbed Cohen, while Stroud allegedly hit Cohen's service dog and a nearby woman with a bat.

Stroud was also indicted on one count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and one count of cruelty to animals.

Kingston Turkeys Adopt Plymouth White Peacock As One of Their Own

What’s brown and white and feathered all over? A Kingston turkey family, after adopting a white peacock from Plymouth and accepting him as one of their own.

The Best of South Shore Bar Pizza

There's pizza, and then there's South Shore Bar Pizza. Birthed in Brockton (and to this writer, perfected in Randolph – Lynwood Café is the true G.O.A.T.), it must meet certain qualifications to be considered "SSBP," which include: it's a 10-inch pie; it has a thin, cracker-like crust with minimal "flop;" the cheese is a blend that features more cheddar than mozzarella; and bonus points if you take it home between two carboard-type plates wrapped in flat brown paper bag. They also usually come with "laced" or "burnt" edges (terminology depends on where you are ordering), which is when the sauce and cheese are extended all the way to the edge of the pan, creating a crispy, flavorful coating to the crust. We reached out to the hugely popular South Shore Bar Pizza Social Club Facebook group to ask the experts to share the best of the best (in no particular order).