FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) — Police have arrested one suspect and are searching for another in connection to a shooting in Fall River that left a man seriously injured.
Officers rushed to America Street earlier this month to find a man suffering from two gunshot wounds, according to police.
Investigators believe the victim was shot following an argument with two men.
Detectives were able to identify the suspects as 24-year-old Gilberto Velazquez-Arce and 27-year-old Nestly Lewis.
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Velazquez-Arce was taken into custody Monday and is facing numerous charges, including carrying a loaded firearm without a license and accessory after the fact (assault and battery with a firearm).
Lewis, who police believe pulled the trigger, remains at large.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Lewis on several charges, including assault and battery by discharging a firearm and carrying a loaded firearm without a license.
Anyone who knows of Lewis’ whereabouts is urged to contact the Fall River Police Department at (508) 676-8511. Tips can also be submitted anonymously by calling (508) 672-TIPS (8477).