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Man Pleads Not Guilty in Fatal Drive-By Shooting in Brockton

A Massachusetts man faced a judge Monday and plead not guilty in connection with the fatal shooting of a Brockton man.

Andrew Tymek, 21, of Brockton, was taken into custody Saturday and charged with one count of murder, according to the Plymouth County District Attorney's office.

A prosecutor said Tymek was "a participant and co-conspirator" in the shooting death of 21-year-old Anthony Baker.

Authorities said officers responded to 10 Arthur St. Friday evening for a report of a drive-by shooting around 6:14 p.m.

When officers arrived, Baker was found lying unresponsive in the street. Baker was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton where he was pronounced dead.

Through an investigation, Tymek was arrested in connection with Baker's death.

Police told the district attorney's office they do not believe the shooting was random.

According to The Enterprise, Baker was killed as he was coming home to get ready for his sister's wedding rehearsal. The family told the paper they believe he was killed in a fight which centered around a woman.

Baker's death is the seventh murder in Brockton this year.

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