DA: Police shot, killed teen on Fall River road

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 06:22:35 PM. FALL RIVER — A 19-year-old was fatally shot by police late Sunday night after the first officer responding to a call for “possible gunshots” fired at a car seen leaving the scene, the DA probing the shooting said.Larry Ruiz-Barreto of New Bedford died following the shooting near the intersections of Airport and Riggenbach roads shortly after 11:30 p.m., police said.
FALL RIVER — A 19-year-old was fatally shot by police late Sunday night after the first officer responding to a call for “possible gunshots” fired at a car seen leaving the scene, the DA probing the shooting said. Larry Ruiz-Barreto of New Bedford died following the shooting near the intersections of Airport and Riggenbach roads shortly after 11:30 p.m., police said. The shooting is being investigated by Bristol District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III’s office. The DA said in a statement yesterday police were called to the scene for “possible gunshots” and came upon cars leaving the area. “Police responded to this location, and upon approach, observed a number of vehicles leaving the area. The first responding officer attempted to stop a vehicle from leaving the scene. During this encounter, the police officer fired shots into the vehicle, striking the operator,” the statement read. Ruiz-Barreto died at Charlton Memorial Hospital, authorities said. Fall River police said in a statement a “complainant” reported there was a “smoking car” and two “loud bangs sounded like gunshots” drawing cops to the scene. “The complainant also reported they were unsure if people are fighting or if it was a crash. Further information was given describing ‘several cars in the area’ and a ‘green hatchback with stickers all over it smoking,’ ” police said. Neither Quinn’s office nor Fall River police answered additional questions about the shooting yesterday. Following the shooting, five of...Read more
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