NEW BEDFORD — Two men have been arrested in connection with the April 29 murder of 36-year-old Luis Miranda in New Bedford, according to the Bristol County District Attorney's office.

The D.A.'s office announced Monday that 41-year-old Fall River man Jonathan Medina Perez and 33-year-old New Bedford man Jonathan Goncalves have been taken into custody in relation to the homicide.

Perez is charged with murder and two counts of armed assault with intent to murder. He was arrested early Monday morning at his Pleasant Street, Fall River home.

Goncalves is charged with accessory to murder before and after the fact. He was arrested on Saturday at his family's home on Washington Street in New Bedford.

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Both are set to be arraigned today in New Bedford District Court.

Miranda was found shot to death in a Chrysler Sebring in the early morning hours near 193 Weld St. just over two weeks ago.

Police were alerted to the incident by a ShotSpotter activation, and arrived to find the victim alone in the car.

Paramedics determined him to be deceased at the scene.


The Bristol D.A.'s office said the arrests came after an extensive investigation by prosecutors along with state and New Bedford police detectives.

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