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Fugitive in botched drug heist that left 1 dead is arrested

February 15, 2018

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — Authorities have apprehended a Boston man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in Attleboro.

Bristol County District Attorney’s office and Attleboro police announced Thursday that 26-year-old Jaquan Cohen was arrested without incident in Brockton.

He’s been charged in the Dec. 4, 2017 killing of 34-year-old Thomas Pomare, an Attleboro native visiting from Santa Barbara, California.

Cohen will be arraigned Friday morning in Attleboro District Court. It couldn’t be immediately determined if he has a lawyer.

Cohen is the fourth person charged in the shooting. The Attleboro Sun Chronicle reports 33-year-old Job Williams, 25-year-old Archie Charles and 25-year-old Devaun Petigny have pleaded not guilty.

Police say the shooting was the result of a botched plan to steal marijuana from a house where Pomare had been sleeping on a relative’s couch.

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