An Apparent Murder-Suicide In Somerset

The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office has announced an apparent murder-suicide in Somerset over the weekend. 


On Saturday just after 8:00 a.m, Somerset Police received a 9-1-1 call from a relative of the female victim stating that she had found the two deceased individuals at their Thelma Avenue home. 


30-year old Amber Pereira and 31-year old Joshua Pereira were identified as the couple. Both were found with gunshot wounds. A firearm was found under Mr. Pereira. 


Apparently, Mr. Pereira had recently moved out of the home after the couple had separated. At some point before 8:05 on Saturday morning he showed up at the house. Witnesses said they heard multiple gunshots come from inside the house shortly after he arrived. 


The investigation is still open as the state medical examiner’s office will conduct autopsies to officially determine the case and manner of each death. 


It appears that no one else was home at the time of the incident. No other information is being released at this time.