A search Wednesday afternoon for a man described as a murder suspect started in Brockton and ended in Abington, with the suspect apprehended after being shot by police.
WATD’s Larry Nelson was on the scene, first for the search in the area in and around Abington’s Ames Nowell State Park, and then as law enforcement converged near a home on Abington’s Lady Slipper Lane.
He described a scene filled with law enforcement officials, a state police helicopter flying overhead, and an ambulance parked in front of the home as the suspect, strapped to a stretcher, was brought from behind the house to be transported to the hospital.
District Attorney Tim Cruz says the suspect, 37-year-old Alfred Giannini of Brockton has been charged with murder in connection with the stabbing death of 44-year-old Jeffrey Cicerano earlier in the day at 117 Bellevue Avenue, Brockton, where a witness called police to tell them the suspect stabbed the victim in the chest with a large knife.
The witness said the suspect tried to get other knives, then fled out a door, broke a through a front window and came back inside, trying to get other knives. The witness was able to force the suspect back out the front window where he took off, but not before allegedly breaking into a relative’s home to steal jewelry and a motor vehicle, and leading police on a chase by motor vehicle, ATV and on foot, and he was eventually shot and captured.
The stabbing death was the second murder in Brockton in less than 15 hours.