Three Men Indicted in Connection to March Fall River Homicide
Bristol County District Attorney Tom Quinn announced the indictments of three individuals charged in connection to the March 20th Fall River homicide of 20-year-old Anthony Carvalho. Kevin Lara, 19, Tavon Pires, 17, and Mickey Rivera, 19, were indicted on Thursday by a Bristol County Grand Jury on the following charges:
Lara: Murder; Attempted Armed Robbery; Armed Assault with Intent to Rob; Carry Firearm; Carry Loaded Firearm; Carry Firearm Subsequent Offense; Carry Firearm, One Prior Violent Offense
Pires: Attempted Armed Robbery; Armed Assault with Intent to Rob; Carry Firearm; Carry Loaded Firearm; Carry Firearm, One Prior Violent Offense
Rivera: Attempted Armed Robbery; Armed Assault with Intent to Rob; Witness Intimidation
All three individuals will be arraigned on the new indictments in Fall River Superior Court on a later date.
On Friday, March 20, 2015, at 7:45 pm, Fall River Police Officers responded to several 911 calls reporting shots fired in the area of Whipple and Manton Streets in Fall River. One of the 911 callers reported that the shooters were three males dressed in black who were on Whipple Street heading towards Osborn Street. Additional 911 calls reported that a person was down at the intersection of Osborn and Ridge Streets behind St. Anne’s Hospital. Upon arrival, officers located Mr. Carvalho, who was suffering from multiple gunshots wounds. Carvalho was treated on scene by Fall River Fire Department rescue and rushed to St. Anne’s Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
The case was presented to the grand jury and will be prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Michael Cahillane. More information on the facts of the case will be detailed during the individuals’ superior court arraignments. This office is prohibited from commenting further about facts in the case until arraignments take place in open court.