Fall River Stabbing

Fall River Police, Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the district attorney's office and Homicide Unit prosecutors are actively investigating a homicide, which occurred in the City of Fall River during the overnight hours.


At around 11:55 p.m. last night, Fall River Police responded to a 911 call regarding a young male being stabbed during an altercation at 96 Fountain Street.  


When first responders arrived on scene, they found the victim, 17-year-old William Wheeler, lying on the floor of the apartment suffering from an apparent stab wound.  


The victim was rushed to St. Anne's Hospital where he was declared deceased at 12:42 a.m.


The investigation is extremely active, fluid and ongoing at this time. No one is in custody as of this hour.


Due to the ongoing nature of this investigation, no further information can be released at this time.