The "Shot Spotter" gunshot detection system is coming to Fall River.   During a news conference Tuesday at Fall River Police headquarters, Police Chief Danial Racine announced that "Shot Spotter" will be installed in a two-square mile area of Fall River.


James Bartley of the Lower Highlands-Historic Downtown Neighborhood Association welcomes the shot-spotter technology.

The technology cost $90,000 the first year, then $120,000 a year after that to maintain the system.  District Attorney Sam Sutter is donating $50,000 from his forfieture account to Fall River to help pay for the system, just like he did more than a year ago in New Bedford, when the system was introduced here.   The D-A says Shot Spotter is an extremely effective tool for law enforcement.