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New Bedford Man Arraigned On Halloween

     Bristol County prosecutors are confirming that a 23-year old New Bedford man connected to the August 10th attempted robbery of a taxi driver in New Bedford, which lead to the death of the defendant's co-robber, will be indicted in Fall River Superior Court on Wednesday October 31st on new counts that will be revealed in open court.

 

     Kyle Dawson was the target of an indictment earlier this month on charges of involuntary manslaughter, armed assault with intent to rob, and two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. The incident in which Dawson was allegedly involved happened on the morning of Friday August 10th, when members of the New Bedford Police Department responded to a call of shots fired at a Bentley Street location.

 

     New Bedford Police Department officers found 24 year old Christopher Dunton outside of a yellow cab, after being shot by the cab driver during a botched robbery attempt. Dunton was pronounced dead at St. Luke's Hospital.

 

     The two men were picked up at Cottage Street. Investigators allege that Dunton and Dawson tried to rob the cab driver utlizing a knife; The cab driver then escaped the cab and fired a series of shots that hit Dunton. The driver of the cab did have a license to carry a weapon.

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