Man accused of having a part in deadly New Bedford shooting held without bail

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) — A man who was arrested for his alleged role in a homicide in New Bedford was held without bail after his hearing on Wednesday.

Sterling Robinson, 24, faces an accessory to murder after the fact charge.

Although bail was set for $25,000, prosecutors said Robinson violated his conditions from a pending case. His bail was ultimately revoked.

Prosecutors said surveillance footage and a GPS monitor on Robinson from that previous case led police to his arrest.

Bristol County Assistant District Attorney Jason Mohan said, “The police discovered the defendant before you, Sterling Robinson, had an open case out of New Bedford which is the subject of the Commonwealth’s motion to revoke. The Commonwealth was able to get GPS points from that ELMO bracelet and determined Mr. Robinson was in the area of this shooting.”

Sterling Robinson appears in New Bedford District Court on an accessory to murder after the fact charge, Wednesday, July 5, 2023. (WLNE)

New Bedford police officers responded to a 911 call just after midnight on Monday.

They searched the area of Tallman and North Front streets where witnesses said they thought they heard gunshots.

Officers found Lorenzo Gomes, 20, in his vehicle on nearby Belleville Avenue. Investigators believe Gomes lost consciousness while trying to drive himself to the hospital after suffering a gunshot wound.

Gomes later died at St. Luke’s Hospital.

No other arrests have been made.

The case remains under investigation by the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office.

Categories: Massachusetts, New Bedford, News