New Bedford Homicide Probe

Bristol County District Attorney’s Office

Thomas M. Quinn III
District Attorney

Press Release
August 9, 2021​

New Bedford Police, Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the district attorney’s office and Homicide Unit prosecutors are actively investigating a homicide, which occurred this afternoon in The City of New Bedford.

At around 2:45 pm today New Bedford Police responded to the area near the intersection of Ashley Boulevard and Belleville Road for reports of a shooting.

When first responders arrived on scene, they located a male victim, later identified as Naurik Michel-Brown, 23, of New Bedford.  The victim was rushed to St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford, where he was later pronounced deceased.

The investigation remains extremely active at this hour and no further information can be disseminated.


Gregg Miliote

Director of Communications