Fall River Police Arrest Allegedly Armed Man Already Wanted for Shooting Incident
FALL RIVER (WBSM) — A man wanted in connection with a shooting incident last month in Fall River was arrested today and allegedly found to be in possession a loaded firearm without a license to carry.
Fall River Police said detectives engaged in surveillance earlier today observed Steven Redondo-Morales, 21, on foot in the area of Eagle Street, and were aware that he had an outstanding warrant for his role in a November 11 shooting at the intersection of Locust Street and Linden Street, in which four rounds were fired but nobody was injured. Two men were reportedly in a heated argument before the shots were fired.
When detectives approached Redondo-Morales, they said he fled on foot in the opposite direction, and while being chased, allegedly discarded something later found to be a magazine to a firearm.
He was captured in a neighboring yard, and police said they found a firearm on the ground in the immediate area with no magazine inside it.
“It was determined that the magazine discarded during the pursuit contained similar markings as the firearm (that was) recovered,” police said in a release.
Redondo-Morales was arrested on the outstanding warrant as well as charges of carrying a loaded firearm in public without a license to carry and carrying a large capacity firearm or feeding device.
The warrant from the Nov. 11 shooting incident charges him with attempting to commit assault and battery by discharging a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm in public without a license, carrying a firearm without a license, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling.