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Suspect wanted in connection with fatal Brockton shooting found with self-inflicted gunshot wound

BROCKTON, Mass. — The suspect wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in Brockton on Friday morning has been found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Officers responded to a report of a person shot outside of 17 Nason Street shortly before 12:30 a.m. found a female gunshot victim inside a parked car, according to the Brockton Police Department and Plymouth District Attorney’s Office.

Gelson Fernandes was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the DA says. He was transported to a Boston hospital where he remains for treatment.

The DA’s office identified the woman as 22-year-old Stephanie Beatty, of Norwich, Connecticut.

“The victim and Fernandes were previously acquainted,” the DA’s office said in a statement.

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

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