DA: Suspected gunman sought in fatal shooting of his brother in Brockton, two other men arrested

BROCKTON, Mass. — The brother of a man gunned down in Brockton on Easter Sunday is being sought by police as the suspected shooter, as two other men have been arrested in connection with the homicide.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Jeremiah Abreu, 20, who allegedly fatally shot his brother, 27-year-old Sedrick Abreu, early Sunday morning on Hoover Avenue, Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz said in a statement.

Sirick Amado, 24, and Antonio Dejesus, 26, were arrested on Sunday and charged with accessory to homicide, Cruz said Monday. Both men were arraigned in Brockton District Court Monday on charges of handling the alleged murder weapon before and after the fatal shooting.

On Sunday, at approximately 2:17 a.m., Brockton Police received a 911 call for a report of a shooting inside a home at 36 Hoover Ave.

When police and emergency medical personnel responded, they found the victim, Sedrick Abreu, who was shot in the chest, Cruz said. He was taken by ambulance to Good Samaritan Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

On Sunday, members of Plymouth SPDU, Brockton Police, State Police Crime Scene Services Section, State Police Ballistics, and State Police Crime Lab executed a search warrant at 36 Hoover Ave., where several items were seized as evidence, Cruz said.

At Brockton District Court, a prosecutor said surveillance video recorded outside the home before the fatal shooting reveals Sirik Amado handing what police believe was a gun, to Jeremiah, who then walked inside.

Jeremiah Abreau and Sirik Amado are brothers.

“Mr. Amado gives what’s believed to be the firearm to Mr. Jeremiah Abreau who then appears to rack the slider of the firearm and then runs into the residence,” Prosecutor Kristina Zanini told the court.

After the shooting, Jeremiah allegedly emerged from the home and prosecutors said, video recorded him handing what police believe was a gun to Antonio Dejesus

But Amado’s defense attorney says police have it wrong, that Amado handed nothing to Jeremiah before the shooting

“The video will show that he had no gun. And he handed no gun to the person that was the alleged shooter,” Attorney Elliot Levine said.

Amado and Dejesus were ordered held without bail until a dangerousness hearing is held on Thursday.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

Download the FREE Boston 25 News app for breaking news alerts.

Follow Boston 25 News on Facebook and Twitter. | Watch Boston 25 News NOW