A 17-year-old was arrested Tuesday night in connection with a fatal shooting earlier this month in Brockton, Massachusetts, according to authorities.
Fabio Andrade-Monteiro, 22, was shot and killed in a van on Ash Street on Feb. 10.
Tashawn Brown, 17, pleaded not guilty to a murder charge Wednesday in Brockton District Court. He was ordered held without bail.
Prosecutors with the Plymouth County District Attorney's Office said Andrade-Monteiro was shot while he sat in a van with a friend. Investigators reviewed two surveillance videos that showed three people in hoodies approaching the van.
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Assistant District Attorney Joshua Gendraitis also referred to a juvenile friend of Brown's, saying witnesses heard the two talking about the shooting.
"They had heard a discussion between the defendant, 'Specific Juvenile A,' and others that included language about 'smoking Fabio,'" Gendraitis said. "Witnesses reported this conversation as disturbing and seemingly as part of a larger conversation about Fabio Monteiro's death five days earlier."
"We not OK, the family, right now. It just happened like a week ago," said the victim's cousin, Christina Araujo.
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Outside the courthouse, Araujo described Andrade-Monteiro as fun-loving.
"He was just a funny kid. He would play around with everybody," she said. "My heart is really heavy."
Brown is due back in court March 17 for a probable cause hearing.
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