Police release sketch of suspect in Brockton clergyman’s slaying

The sketch of the suspect released today by Brockton police
The sketch of the suspect released today by Brockton police

A sketch of the suspect in the murder last month of 74-year-old Brockton clergyman Lee Harmon was released today by Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz and Brockton Police Chief Emanuel Gomes.

The suspect in the Aug. 20 murder was described as a light-skinned Hispanic or Cape Verdean, English-speaking male between the ages of 16 and 29. He is between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall with a thin or athletic build. At the time of the incident, he was clean-shaven with his black hair in a ponytail, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, possibly a white T-shirt underneath, light-colored long shorts, and black sneakers, said a statement from Cruz’s office.

Previously, an image of a Red Sox hat the suspect was believed to be wearing was released, the statement said.

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Harmon was beaten to death with a hammer around 8:45 p.m. Aug 20 on Clinton Street near James Street. Harmon, a Pentecostal clergyman, was riding his bike to care for his disabled daughter, police said.

Police asked anyone with information regarding the crime to call investigators at 508-923-4205.