Fall River Man Arrested in Connection With Double Homicide
FALL RIVER — Authorities have made an arrest in connection with the ongoing investigation into the double homicide that occurred in Fall River earlier this week.
Jeremy Holmes, 18, of Fall River was arrested Friday evening, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III and Fall River Police Chief Jeffrey Cardoza announced.
Holmes was taken into custody without incident tonight around 8:15 p.m. at the Boston Marriott Hotel in Burlington. He was arrested by members of District Attorney Quinn's State Police Detective Unit, Fall River Police, the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section and Burlington Police.
Holmes is charged with carrying an illegal firearm, carrying a loaded illegal firearm, and unlawful possession of a large capacity firearm. According to the D.A.’s Office, Holmes will be arraigned Monday morning, at which time prosecutors will also request he remain in custody until there can be a dangerousness hearing.
"I want to thank all the investigators for their efforts in this case, which has led to the arrest of this defendant on firearm charges. Our investigation into the senseless death of the two victims is ongoing. Significant resources will continue to be expended as this investigation continues," District Attorney Quinn said in a release.
Fall River Police received 911 calls around 4:22 p.m. Tuesday to report shots fired in the vicinity of Griffin Park. First responders arrived to find two victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds – Jovaughn Antonio Mills, 29, and Miguel Sanjurjo, 14, both of Fall River. They were rushed to Saint Anne's Hospital and Charlton Memorial Hospital, respectively, where both were pronounced dead.
A third shooting victim, a 19-year-old Fall River man, was transported to Saint Anne's Hospital via a private vehicle. He was then transported to Rhode Island Hospital for further treatment and is expected to recover.
"I want to recognize the diligence of every investigator involved in this case. Since the first 911 call, they have worked non-stop to make an arrest. I hope this brings some small measure of comfort to the victims' families, and the Cory Row neighborhood," Chief Cardoza said.
The incident remains under investigation.