Brockton Murder Suspect Arraigned
BROCKTON — A 20-year-old Brockton man has been arraigned on charges relating to a double shooting in the city earlier this month that left one man dead and another injured.
The Plymouth County District Attorney's Office stated that Donya Johnson pleaded not guilty to murder and four firearms charges after turning himself in on Friday in connection to the fatal shooting of 25-year-old Nerilson Lopes on June 7.
Johnson's charges include carrying a firearm without a license, possessing a firearm without an FID card, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, and carrying a loaded firearm without a license.
According to the D.A.'s office, he was arrested Friday following an investigation into the double shooting that took place at around 8:35 p.m. last Tuesday night near 987 North Main St.
Lopes was found by first responders in a parking lot suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.
He was rushed to Good Samaritan Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
A second male shooting victim was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police issued a warrant for Johnson's arrest on Friday after investigating the fatal shooting.
The investigation is ongoing.
Johnson turned himself in to Brockton District Court at around 1 p.m. on Friday afternoon, and he was arrested without incident, the D.A.'s office said.
His next hearing is June 23.