Man beaten to death with hammer in Brockton
BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Police are investigating a fatal hammer attack on a 74-year-old Brockton man family members said was a minister on his way to visit his daughter.
Police responded to calls about an injured man on Clinton Street at about 8:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz said Lee Harmon was found with “massive head wounds” and a gash to the lower right arm. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Cruz said Wednesday the exact cause of Harmon’s death would be determined by autopsy. Broadcast reports said a hammer was recovered at the scene.
Family members and friends said Harmon was a Pentecostal minister with seven children and several grandchildren. They said he was riding his bicycle to visit his disabled daughter.
Witnesses told investigators they heard a crash and commotion, then breaking glass and a verbal confrontation.