A woman who was killed in Fall River on Monday has been honored by the softball league she played for.
Fall River Police responded to the Globe Car Wash on Broadway after receiving a 911 call just after 12:30 p.m. regarding a potential shooting.
When first responders arrived on scene, they found the victim, 45-year-old Jessenia Simmons of New Bedford, already deceased in one of the car wash bays after being stabbed then shot.
The suspect, 33-year-old Angelo Leo, initially fled from the scene of the shooting in a vehicle but turned himself in to police in Tiverton, RI about a half-hour later.
Those who knew Simmons remember her as a caring, kind and loving person who always had a smile on her face and loved life.
On Wednesday, The Providence Hispanic Softball League Alliance and the Rosario Softball League, which Simmons was actively a part of, dedicated their tournament to her and forever retired her number 77 to make sure that she will never be forgotten.
A GoFundMe fundraiser has also been created by one of Simmons’ best friends. Simmons was reportedly supporting her three children and mother at the time of her death. Expenses are also needed for Simmons’ funeral.
Services for Simmons were not immediately available.