BROCKTON (WBSM) — A Wareham man has been indicted on multiple charges after he allegedly shot and killed his father with a ghost gun he constructed from YouTube.

Robert Gomes III, 26, was indicted on one count each of murder, firearm-armed assault to murder a person 60 or over, assault and battery with a firearm, possession of a firearm without an FID Card, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, and carrying a loaded firearm without a license.

The charges date back to November 27, 2023, when Wareham Police received 911 calls reporting a shooting at a home on Main Street.

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Officers found Robert Gomes Jr, 61, outside on the porch, suffering from gunshot wounds to the chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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An investigation by Wareham and Massachusetts State Police at the home revealed several shell casings and a ghost gun with an obliterated serial number.

Police said Gomes III purchased the gun online and constructed it himself following YouTube instructional videos.

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Gomes III was taken into custody and is currently held without bail. He will be arraigned in Brockton Superior Court at a later date.

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