FALL RIVER - On Sunday November 12th, 2017 at approximately 11:45pm there was an ‘Officer Involved Shooting’ at the intersection of Riggenbach and Airport Road in the City of Fall River.

Officers of the Fall River Police Department responded to a disturbance call at the intersection of Riggenbach and Airport Road. The complainant reported that there was a “car smoking” and they heard “2 loud bangs sounded like gunshots”. 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”. Shortly after arrival, Officers reported shots fired at which time multiple units responded and secured the scene.

 At this time the incident is still under investigation by the Bristol County District Attorneys’ Office, Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the Bristol County District Attorneys’ Office, State Police Crime Scene Unit, Fall River Police Department Major Crimes Division and the Fall River Police Crime Scene Unit. A concurrent investigation is being performed by the Office of Professional Standards.

At Charlton Memorial Hospital, five people were arrested after a disturbance related to this incident. They are to be arraigned in Second District Court today.

All further information will be provided by the Bristol County District Attorney.

-Fall River Police Department