Homicide Investigation in Fall River

Bristol County District Attorney’s Office

Thomas M. Quinn III
District Attorney

Press Release
December 24, 2023

The deceased victim in last night’s homicide in Fall River can now be publicly identified as Juan Manuel Batista Castro, 44, of Fall River

Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the district attorney’s office, Fall River Police and Homicide Unit prosecutors are actively investigating a homicide, which occurred Saturday evening in Fall River.

At around 5:18 pm Saturday, Fall River Police responded to 911 calls regarding a male shot at 326 Bank Street.

When first responders arrived on scene they located the on the porch suffering from a gunshot wound.  He was determined by responding EMS personnel to have no viable signs of life and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

A second individual was found nearby suffering from a non-life-threatening injury to his hand and was transported to Charlton Memorial Hospital for treatment.

No further information can be disseminated about this ongoing investigation.


Gregg Miliote

Director of Communication