Dartmouth Homicide Suspect Arrested

Bristol County District Attorney’s Office
Thomas M. Quinn III
District Attorney​

Press Release
July 18, 2020

After further investigation by Dartmouth Police, New Bedford Police, Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the district attorney’s office and Homicide Unit prosecutors, the suspect in the fatal shooting of Jose Cortez Cornejo was arrested on a murder warrant last night in the City of New Bedford. The suspect has been identified as 23 year old Franklin Antonio Amaya Paredes of New Bedford. The victim, Cortez Cornejo was located in the area of 180 Horseneck Road, Dartmouth, MA in the early morning hours of July 14th suffering from fatal gunshot wounds. Suspect Amaya Paredes will be arraigned on Monday in the New Bedford District Court.

Jennifer Sowa
Second Assistant District Attorney
401-533-0092 (cell)