‘She was ambushed’: Two people dead after murder-suicide at Brockton home, DA says

BROCKTON, Mass. — A woman arriving home from a trip to Jamaica was “ambushed” and shot dead by her husband, who then shot and killed himself at their Brockton home, the district attorney said Tuesday.

Sheron Trowers, 56, was fatally shot before 61-year-old Carlos Brown then turned the gun on himself in an apparent murder-suicide, Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz told reporters outside of the Ash Street home on Tuesday morning.

“It appears she was ambushed,” Cruz said, adding that the pair had a history of domestic violence. Trowers was just arriving home from a trip when she was killed. Two pieces of luggage could be seen at the end of the driveway on Tuesday, in an area cordoned off with yellow police tape.

At 12:27 a.m. Tuesday, police received reports of gunshots fired at 524 Ash St. The Colonial-style home is close to the intersection of Ash Street and Forest Avenue, on Brockton’s West Side. Police received two 911 calls, one from inside home for an unresponsive male and a second emergency call from a neighbor reporting gunshots, Cruz said.

When officers arrived, they found Trowers in the driveway with multiple gunshot wounds. They found Brown in the living room of the home with a gunshot wound to his head, Cruz said. Trowers was taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The murder-suicide rocked the neighborhood of residential homes on the city’s West Side.

“I just saw all the lights, the blue lights, and I came out to look and there must have been 10 police cars and ambulances and a fire truck,” said Carol Wright. “It was quite something, really something right across the street and just a terrible thing, what can I say.”

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner responded to the scene.

Detectives from both the Brockton Police and the State Police from the Plymouth County District Attorney’s office are investigating.

Cruz appealed to anyone experiencing domestic violence and who is in a “life-threatening relationship” to seek help. People may call SafeLink, the stateside domestic violence hotline, which is staffed 24/7, at 877-785-2020. Help is also available by calling the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233.

“It’s a terrible situation,” Cruz said of the Brockton murder-suicide. “Unfortunately, especially with domestic violence cases, it’s not unusual for restraining orders to be brought and then time goes by and things cool down and restraining orders get dismissed, and people get back together.”

Regarding domestic violence, the district attorney said, “It’s everywhere, unfortunately.”

The murder-suicide on Tuesday occurred as police are seeking the brother of a man gunned down in Brockton on Easter Sunday as the suspected shooter. 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, Cruz said earlier this week.

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

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