Taunton man facing murder charge for double shooting in Brockton; one man survives

A Taunton man is facing murder charges today after he allegedly shot two men, one fatally, in Brockton Monday afternoon, prosecutors said.

Police arrested 24-year-old Carlens Alain Louis at a Motel 6 in Seekonk Monday night, several hours after the shooting, according to the office of Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz.

Louis is scheduled to be arraigned today in Brockton District Court on charges of murder, two counts of assault with intent to murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, and unlawful possession of ammunition.

According to authorities, Louis allegedly drove alongside another car while both vehicles were near 25 Coburn St. in Brockton around 2:45 p.m. Monday. Louis’s vehicle was positioned so that he was across from the driver’s side of the other car. At that point, Louis allegedly fired three shots into the vehicle.


The two people inside were both struck by the gunfire, officials said. A desperate attempt by the driver to get emergency medical help — he drove to a nearby American Medical Response ambulance garage — failed to save the man’s life.

The vehicle’s passenger, 23-year-old Vardly St. Felix, of Brockton, was hit in the chest and was later pronounced dead.

The driver, 28-year-old Stanley Damestoire, also of Brockton, was hit in the hip and is being treated at a local hospital for his wounds the statement said.

A third person sitting in Damestoire’s car was unharmed.

State and Brockton police are continuing to investigate.

No motive for the shooting was disclosed.

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