FRPD Pursuit of Vehicle



On Wednesday October 31, 2018 at approximately 4:30PM, Detectives from the Major Crimes Division observed a gray 2018 Subaru Legacy Sedan with Tennessee Registration Plates in the south end of Fall River.


It is a vehicle of interest regarding the shooting which occurred on Monday October 29, 2018.


This vehicle was originally captured on a nearby video surveillance camera moments after the shooting occurred.


Detectives were in a full out effort to locate this vehicle as they believed the individuals in it were suspects in the shooting.

After spotting the vehicle, Major Crimes Division Detectives briefly engaged in a pursuit of the vehicle when it failed to stop for them once they activated their emergency lights.


Due to the time of day, heavy traffic and Halloween activities that were beginning, Fall River Police called off the pursuit and the vehicle information was broadcasted to all surrounding police agencies including the Massachusetts State Police and Freetown Police Department to be on the lookout.


Shortly after broadcasting this information the vehicle was seen by Freetown Police and they began pursuit, the vehicle then was briefly chased through Freetown.


Ultimately, the vehicle changed direction and re-entered the highway travelling south back toward Fall River.


Massachusetts State Police continued pursuing the vehicle as it made its way through Fall River.


Fall River Police saturated the south end of the city in an effort to locate the vehicle of interest.


The vehicle was found abandoned near the Italian Progressive Club on Slade Street in Fall River.


Two individuals were seen exiting the vehicle and began fleeing on foot. It is believed that the two individuals were males. They were seen fleeing in opposite directions. One was last seen wearing jeans and a red hooded sweatshirt, the other male was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and jeans.


Massachusetts State Police Airwing was deployed in the area in an effort to locate both of the individuals that had been in the vehicle.


Fall River Police K9 Unit was also deployed in attempt to track the suspects. Unfortunately all efforts were exhausted in trying to locate these males.


Fall River Police seized the abandoned vehicle and it was towed to the Police Department for further investigation.
An around the clock effort continues regarding this shooting lead by Detective Luis Vertentes and Dwaine Cabeceiras.


Anyone that may have information regarding this incident are asked to contact Detective Luis Vertentes or Detective Dwaine Cabeceiras of the Major Crimes Division at 508-324-2796. Anonymous Tips are also accepted using the TIP Line @ 508-672-TIPS(8477). Facebook Messages are also accepted.