New Bedford Shooting Homicide

On Friday, August 10, 2018, members of the New Bedford Police Department responded at 1:12 a.m. to the area of 20 Bentley Street for shots fired. 


When they arrived at the scene they located a male identified as Christopher Dunton, 24, on the roadway outside of a Yellow Cab, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. 


Mr. Dunton was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. 


The investigation of this matter is active and ongoing by both the New Bedford Police Department and the State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office.