State Police with Assistance from BPD Gang Unit Arrest Murder in Dorchester

BROCKTON – A man and woman have each been charged for their roles in connection with the murder of a Brockton man last month, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced. On November 9, at approximately 1:36 a.m., Brockton Police responded to the area 69 Tremont Street for a report of shots fired. Brockton Police arrived on scene and located a 2007 Mazda 3 parked in the middle of the road. Two male victims were found outside of the vehicle. One victim, Gregory Grantsis, 36, suffered a gunshot wound to the face, and the second male victim suffered from gunshot wounds to leg and torso. A third occupant of the vehicle was not shot. Grantsis was transported to the Brockton Hospital where he was pronounced dead of his wounds at 2:13 a.m. The second male victim was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital. Brockton Police contacted Massachusetts State Police and an investigation commenced.

As a result, investigators developed information and sought and obtained an arrest warrant for Shamallah Jones, 26, of Dorchester. Last Friday, Massachusetts State Police and Brockton Police along with Boston Police, located Jones at an address in Boston and he was placed under arrest without incident. Additionally, as a result of the investigation, Massachusetts State Police sought and obtained an arrest warrant for 26 year-old Ashley Severino of Boston. Today, Jones was arraigned in Brockton District Court on one count each of Murder, Attempted Murder, and Assault and Battery with a Deadly Weapon Causing Serious Bodily Injury. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and was held without bail.  

Severino was arraigned today on one count of Accessory After the Fact (Murder), and she pleaded not guilty. The Commonwealth requested that she be held on $5,000 cash bail with the condition that she stay away and have no contact with any of the witnesses or victims in the case. Judge Michael Vitali set bail at $3,000, and adopted the Commonwealth’s conditions. The pair are next scheduled to appear in court on January 5, 2022.