Brockton: Man Sentenced For Drive By Shooting

A Taunton man will serve 20 years in prison for his role in a deadly drive by shooting in Brockton. 

The Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office says that 24-year-old Derrick Dennis pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges of Manslaughter and Armed Assault with intent to murder. 

The charges stem from a shooting in April 2013 that took place on Coburn St. 

Dennis was charged with handing a gun to Carlens Louis who then opened fire on a parked car. 

That shooting left Vardley St. Felix dead and another occupant, Stanley Damestoire, injured. 

Dennis was also sentenced to 4 ½ to 5 years on related charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm. 

Louis was found guilty by a grand jury on charges including First Degree murder and Armed Assault with Intent to Murder and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

About Dan McCready

Dan McCready is a South Shore native who’s happy to be back working in his home region. After graduating from Catholic Memorial High School, GO KNIGHTS! Dan attended Suffolk University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Communications. After college Dan worked as a standup comic and actor appearing in several theatrical productions, independent films, and worked as a background extra in films and TV shows including Fever Pitch, Underdog, and Brotherhood while also working as a weekend overnight DJ on Easy 99.1. Eventually Dan began covering the Boston entertainment scene for Production Live Online and, after being bit by the journalism bug, decided to further his studies at Northeastern University, where he earned his master's degree. Since that time Dan has worked across many media platforms for organizations including the Patriot Ledger, Cape Cod Broadcasting, and 1420 WBSM in New Bedford. Dan is currently residing in Milton and enjoys hanging out with friends, candlepin bowling, playing video games, and making videos for his fledgling YouTube Channel.