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Three arrested in Wednesday morning Fall River shooting



Fall River police arrested three individuals in an early morning shooting.

According to Sergeant J.T. Hoar, on Wednesday, July 3, at approximately 2:00 a.m., Fall River Police were dispatched to the area of 24 Branch Street for a report of shots fired. Further information was that a male was claiming he was shot at and was running and hiding from a potential shooter.

Sergeant Brett Kimball and Officer Neil Rodrigues were the first officers on scene and during their response they observed a suspicious vehicle parked at the intersection of Morgan Street and Fourth Street which is approximately one block from the suspected area of the shooting. This vehicle was parked strangely and Sgt. Kimball observed a male standing near the rear passenger door. The male, upon noticing Sgt. Kimball’ presence, became visibly nervous, reached for his waistband and bent over into the vehicle leaning out of sight into the vehicle. Officer Neil Rodrigues arrived shortly after and an investigation began into this vehicle and its occupants.

Sgt. Kimball and Officer Rodrigues investigated further and discovered a .22 caliber revolver on the rear passenger side floor. Officers located a Semi Automatic BB-gun Replica pistol in the front passenger area. Officers also located approximately 13 grams of Heroin, 3 grams of Marijuana, 1 pill of Gabapentin and seized $321 in cash. Officers also noted significant evidence of drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.

Two Males and A female were arrested as a result of the investigation.

1. Lawrence Francis (29 years old) of Sutton, VT, Kayla Cowdrey (28 years old) of Lunenberg, VT were arrested and charged with:

 Assault & Battery by Discharging a Firearm
 Possession of a Non-Large Capacity Firearm without a LTC in Public
 Discharging a Firearm within 500ft of a Dwelling
 Possession of a Firearm in commission of a Felony
 Possess to Distribute Class A Drug
 Possess Class E Drug

2. Jonathan Argyle (26 years old) of Lunenburg, VT was charged with the aforementioned charges as well as:

 Carrying a Loaded Firearm in Public without a LTC

A 32-year male old victim was located as part of the investigation. He suffered injury to his tricep and hand. These injuries were deemed non-life threatening.

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