Three have been arrested and another is wanted concerning two city shootings and a crash into a business that took place recently in Fall River.
According to Sergeant Moses Pereira, at approximately 2:45 p.m. on Friday, officers responded to the area of Locust and Linden Streets after receiving reports of shots fired.
Once on scene, investigators located several spent shell casings in the immediate area. No injuries were reported as a result of the incident. It was reported that several men had engaged in a verbal altercation moments before the shots were fired.
Just after 10:15 p.m. on Sunday, officers were dispatched to Chaves Market, regarding reports of shots fired in the area. While in-route, responding units were advised that a vehicle had crashed into the business, and its occupants had fled the area.
Upon arrival, officers located the unoccupied vehicle and were unable to locate any of its occupants.
It was later confirmed by investigators that a shooting occurred in this area as well.
It would later be determined by investigators that the two shooting incidents were connected. Officer Mitchell Walsh, the lead investigator, was able identify 20-year-old Steven Redondo-Morales, of Fall River as the individual responsible for the shooting on Locust Street. Detective Adam Talbot was able to identify 18-year-old Erick Cora-Acosta as the individual responsible for the shooting incident in the area of Chaves Market.
Cora-Acosta was taken into police custody on Monday without incident. He is charged with carrying a firearm without a license to carry, carrying a loaded firearm in public without a license, discharging a firearm within 500 ft. of a dwelling, attempt to commit assault and battery by discharging a firearm, and vandalism.
Also arrested in connection with the Chaves Market incident were 25-year-old Brendon Bindig, and 26-year-old Savannah Soares both of Fall River. Both were charged with witness intimidation.
Soares was one of seventeen individuals arrested in a joint narcotics operation, conducted with the Massachusetts State Police on November 2.
At this time, Redondo-Morales has not been taken into police custody. He is charged with attempt to commit assault and battery by discharging a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm in public without a license, carry a firearm without a license, and discharging a firearm within 500 ft. of a dwelling.
Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact the Fall River Police Department at 508-676-8511. Anonymous tips can be provided by dialing 508-672-TIPS (8477).