Violence shuts down church basketball tournament in Brockton

| September 1, 2013

BROCKTON —  Five days after a 74-year-old man was beaten to death, authorities shut down a church basketball tournament n the same neighborhood after youths attacked a referee.

Police said threats to “Shoot the place up” were made.

A 19-year-old Brockton man, Amadou Toure, is facing assault and battery charges in the attack, Sgt. Scott Besarick said.

Officers were called to the basketball courts at the Gilmore School at 150 Clinton St. shortly before 1 p.m. Saturday for a report of a large disturbance.

The disturbance occurred about 100 yards from the spot on Clinton Street where 74-year-old Pentecostal minister Lee Harmon was bludgeoned to death with a hammer on Tuesday night.

Police received calls from several people and also from Brockton police Capt. Leon McCabe, who was at the tournament, Besarick said.

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