Argument leads to fatal shooting of Mattapoisett man

Apr 11, 2023

ROCHESTER — An argument about a woman led to the fatal shooting of Mattapoisett resident Justin Doberck, 41, by his childhood friend Cody Perry, 34, at his Rochester home on Friday April 7, police said.

Perry was arrested and charged with murder. He is being held in the Plymouth County House of Corrections.

Rochester Police Sgt. Nathan Valente responded to reports of a shooting at 259 New Bedford Road at approximately 9:34 p.m.

According to Rochester Police Department reports, Doberck had been dating Cody Perry’s sister Haley Perry for “three to four years,” and the shooting stemmed from an alleged argument among the three people.

Cody Perry told police that “he was in fear of his and his sister’s safety” on the night of the shooting. Cody Perry told police that the three were “up in the [woods] … having a fire” before they returned to the address where the shooting took place.

Haley Perry later told police that the group had been drinking “raspberry Smirnoff nips.”

According to a statement taken by Rochester Police Officer Scott Smith, Cody Perry claimed that Doberck threatened him and his sister.

According to reports, Cody Perry got his gun from a safe inside the house.

He told police that Doberck was a “big dude” and that he threw him to the ground, according to reports.

“When I fell, I shot,” Cody Perry told police.

When Valente arrived on the scene, he found Doberck on the ground with a single gunshot wound to the chest, according to reports. Valente wrote that the bullet entered Doberck’s “upper right chest area,” and exited from his “lower left rib cage area” on his back.

Valente performed CPR and secured a black semi-automatic handgun and magazine at the scene. There was one empty shell casing on the ground, according to reports.

Doberck was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford where he was pronounced dead at approximately 10:15 p.m., according to reports.

During an interrogation with Rochester Police Officer Brendan Emberg and State Police Detective Nathan Hayes, Cody Perry said that he “did not like what happened and did not want what happened to happen, but it was a crazy situation,” when he learned of Doberck’s death.