Fall River Shooting Suspect Released from Jail
FALL RIVER — A Fall River man accused of firing an illegal gun indiscriminately down a city street at the same time as a double homicide nearby has been released from jail.
The Bristol County District Attorney's Office said that despite two other judges ruling 21-year-old Dana Mazyck was a danger to the community, a Fall River Superior Court judge released him last month.
Mazyck was arrested in May for firing several rounds from an illegal firearm down Fifth Street moments after the Griffin Park double homicide that claimed the lives of Jovaughn Antonio Mills, 29, and Miguel Sanjurjo, 14, both of Fall River.
Another defendant, Jeremy Holmes, allegedly fired multiple rounds into a crowd in the park, allegedly striking three individuals with bullets, two of whom died.
Moments after the triple shooting, Mazyck, who was standing on Fifth Street just outside Griffin Park, allegedly fired six rounds to the north, striking a building.
The defendant then allegedly fled on foot.
He was arraigned May 25 in Fall River District on charges of carrying an illegal firearm, carrying a loaded illegal firearm and unlawful discharge of a firearm within 500 feet of a building.
A dangerousness hearing was held on June 2, at which District Court Judge Katie Rayburn ordered him held without bail for up to 120 days.
A superior court judge later upheld the decision.
Mazyck was indicted in early July before a grand jury and arraigned in superior court on Aug. 2.
Despite the earlier rulings he was found to not be a danger to the community and released on $2,500 cash bail with GPS monitoring.
“It’s very disappointing that this defendant is being released after being held by two previous judges," said Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn.
"The defendant is accused of firing an illegally obtained firearm indiscriminately down a congested street in broad daylight, while a second defendant was opening fire on people on the sidewalk, killing two. This defendant does not belong out on the street based on his actions."