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Brockton man charged with murder after allegedly fatally hitting man with vehicle multiple times, striking him with brick



Photo courtesy of Brockton Fire Department

BROCKTON – A man is scheduled to be arraigned on a murder charge after he allegedly struck and killed a pedestrian in Brockton Saturday, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz has announced. 

At just before 9:00 a.m., Brockton Police received several 911 calls for reports of a motor vehicle versus pedestrian crash at 65 North Main Street. Upon arrival, Brockton Police located the operator of the motor vehicle, 45-year-old Vasco Semedo of Brockton, being detained by people at the scene. Police located the male victim, unresponsive on the pavement in front of the motor vehicle. He was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital before being medflighted to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased of his injuries last night at 10:34 p.m. He has been identified as 50-year-old Stuart Smith. 

Semedo was arrested on scene and Brockton Police contacted Massachusetts State Police troopers assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office to begin the investigation.

Through witness accounts and surveillance video footage, investigators found that Semedo, operating a Toyota Rav 4, struck Smith with his motor vehicle, backed up, drove into the victim again, before exiting the vehicle and repeatedly striking Smith with a brick as he lay on the ground. As a result, Semedo was placed under arrest, and charged with Murder.

Semedo will be arraigned on the charge at some point Monday in Brockton District Court. The investigation is ongoing, at this time, according to Cruz.

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  1. Gary Dunn

    April 7, 2024 at 5:05 pm

    Had to be over a girl that’ll teach him now he’ll never see the girl life in prison had to be that

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