South Dartmouth man arrested in New Bedford on firearms charges


(WPRI) – A South Dartmouth man has been arrested after police believe he caused a ‘shots fired’ incident early Saturday morning.

Dartmouth Police responded to Miller’s Homeport in South Dartmouth around 2 a.m. Saturday for a report of possible shots fired.

When police arrived on scene they found shell casings, but no shooter.

Just hours later, around 5 a.m., New Bedford Police responded to a 7-11 on West Rodney French Boulevard in the city regarding a disturbance.

As a result of a joint-investigation between the Dartmouth and New Bedford police departments, 24-year-old Brendan Furtado has been charged with disorderly conduct, carrying a firearm without a license, carrying a loaded firearm, possessing a firearm without a card, and unarmed robbery.

Dartmouth Police believe Furtado may be connected to the ‘shots fired’ incident earlier Saturday at Miller’s Homeport, after having an arguement with another patron.

The gun Furtado used was stolen, and has been traced back to a residential breaking and entering in Dartmouth back in 2009.

This incident is still under investigation by Dartmouth Police.

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