Homicide Investigation in New Bedford

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

Press Release
March 14, 2023​​​​

At 10:52 pm on Monday,  New Bedford Police were notified that the Shot Spotter system detected shots fired in the area of Dartmouth Street at Dunbar Street. 

Responding officers located the victim, Derek Pires, 29, of Fall River, sitting in the driver’s seat of a black Dodge Charger parked on the south side of Dunbar Street.  

The victim had sustained gunshots wounds and was rushed to Saint Luke’s Hospital, Where he was pronounced deceased at 1:30 am today. He was the sole occupant in the vehicle.

Homicide Unit prosecutors, Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the district attorney’s office and New Bedford Police are actively investigating.  Due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, no further information about the facts of the case can be disseminated at this time,

If anyone has information regarding this incident, they are urged to call 508-991-6300 or to utilize the New Bedford Police Anonymous Tip Line at 508 961-4584.


Gregg Miliote

Director of Communications