FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) — A Fall River man appeared in court Monday on firearms charges related to a double homicide in the city last week as police work to figure out who pulled the trigger.
Miguel Sanjurjo, 14, and Jovaughn Antonio Mills, 29, were shot in the area of Griffin Park on the afternoon of May 18. Both were rushed to area hospitals where they were pronounced dead.
A third victim, a 19-year-old man, was shot in the leg and is expected to recover.
On Friday, Jeremy Holmes was arrested at a hotel in Burlington and charged with carrying an illegal loaded firearm and unlawful possession of a large-capacity firearm.
While Holmes has not been charged with shooting the victims, one of their loved ones yelled in court: “You took my baby.”
Prosecutors say they do not have enough evidence to charge Holmes with murder, but investigators say they found the murder weapon at the scene. They were able to connect Holmes to the scene using surveillance video, according to prosecutors.
His attorney, Frank Camera, says police have the wrong guy.
“Mr. Holmes is not a dangerous person. He is 18 years old,” Camera said outside court. “He presents with absolutely no criminal record, and the extent of the investigation so far does not identify him as not only not possessing any firearm, but certainly not being any shooter.”
Holmes was held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing on Thursday.