BROCKTON — Brockton Police have arrested two men in separate incidents as part of their ongoing efforts to combat gun violence in the city.
On Nov. 25, officers responded to reports of gunfire outside 1126 North Montello Street before 10 a.m. They arrested 35-year-old Ricardo Pierre after he allegedly fired a pistol in the vicinity.
Police charged Pierre with assault with a dangerous weapon and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building.
The following day, detectives confiscated a 9-millimeter semi-automatic pistol that had been reported stolen from Central Falls, RI.
Along with the firearm, police found eight rounds of ammunition and a high-capacity magazine.
Eighteen-year-old Marcos Goncalves of Brockton was arrested in connection with the seizure and faces multiple charges, including carrying a loaded firearm, carrying a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, unlawful possession of a large capacity feeding device, and receiving stolen property.
The Brockton Police Department continues its initiative to remove illegal firearms from the streets to ensure the safety and security of the community.