FALL RIVER — A 20-year-old Fall River man has been charged with murder for the fatal stabbing of fellow city resident Antonio Santos on Sunday night, in what officials said is the first homicide of the year in Fall River.

The Bristol County District Attorney's Office said Jordan Gottlieb was taken into custody on Wednesday night on an unrelated arrest warrant out of New Bedford, but was charged with murder on Thursday morning.

He was caught near the Stop & Shop grocery store on Rodman Street, the D.A.'s office said.

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Just before 9:15 p.m. on Sunday, Fall River police and first responders were called to a reported stabbing outside Latino's Cafe on County Street.

Emergency crews arrived to find the victim, later identified as the 58-year-old Santos, suffering from stab wounds.

He was rushed to Rhode Island Hospital, where he died in the operating room just before midnight.

Gottlieb is set to be arraigned today in Fall River District Court.

The investigation is active and ongoing.


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