Two charged with murder in Fall River shooting

Fall River murder victim Anthony Carvalho_157159

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) — Fall River police have made several arrests in connection with the killing of a man in the city last month, including two teenagers now charged with murder.

According to the office of Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn, Kevin Lara and Tavon Pires were arrested on a number of charges, including the murder of 20-year-old Anthony Carvalho.

Carvalho was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds near the intersection of Osborn and Ridge Streets on the night on March 20. He later died at St. Anne’s Hospital.

In addition to murder, the district attorney’s office said Pires and Lara are facing charges of assault and battery with a firearm, armed assault with intent to rob, carrying an illegal loaded firearm and carrying a firearm after a prior violent conviction.

Pires, 17, of Eastern Avenue, was arraigned Tuesday and ordered held without bail. He’s due back in court June 12 for a pretrial hearing.

Lara, 19, of Tremont Street, is scheduled to be arraigned in district court on Wednesday.

“We are very pleased to have brought murder charges in this case. This was a brazen homicide, which rattled an entire neighborhood,” Quinn said in a statement. “We are hopeful that a strong message has been sent that by working cooperatively with one another, law enforcement in Bristol County continues to show that violent crimes in our communities will be solved and prosecuted vigorously.”

Several other arrests where made in connection to the homicide, according to the DA’s office.

Mickey Rivera, 19, was arrested March 27 on charges of witness intimidation and accessory to murder, after the fact. He was scheduled to face a judge Tuesday.

Courtney Furtado, 20, of Kay Street, was arrested April 3 on a witness intimidation charge. She’s due back in court July 13.

Borrisa German, 20, of Hartwell Street, was arrested April 15, also on a witness intimidation charge. She’s due in court May 12 for a pretrial conference.

Billy Dixon, 19, of Whipple Street, was arrested April 21 on a charge of witness intimidation. He’s due in court May 18 for a pretrial conference.

Police said a juvenile male was also arrested for accessory to murder, after the fact.

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