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Fall River Police looking for armed and dangerous suspect in two shootings



Fall River Police are looking for a shooting suspect from late last month.

The Fall River Police Department is announcing that Johny J. Rios, 23,  has been identified as the shooter from the incident that occurred on Monday October 29, 2018. The investigation was lead by Detective Luis Vertentes, but involved members of the Major Crimes Division and Special Operations Division Gang Unit. As part of the investigation, Rios was also identified as the shooter in the daylight shooting that occurred in July on Rocliffe Street.

On October 29th, police responded to the area of Pleasant Street and Thomas Street for a report of a shooting. Officers located a 23-year old male victim who was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the leg. Officers began immediately rendering aid to the victim and also used a tourniquet to aid in stabilizing the victim.

Later in the week a chase involved a vehicle of interest regarding the shooting. The vehicle involved was originally captured on a nearby video surveillance camera moments after the shooting occurred.

If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Rios are asked to contact Detective Vertentes at 508-324-2796. Anonymous Tips are accepted through use of the TIP line by calling 508-672-TIPS.


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