19-year-old dies in police officer-involved shooting, family says

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An investigation is underway in Fall River after an officer-involved shooting and a subsequent disturbance at Charlton Memorial Hospital that resulted in several arrests overnight.

Details are emerging on both the officer-involved shooting and a series of arrests at the Charlton Memorial Hospital.

According to authorities, officers responded to the intersection of Riggenbach and Airport Road following a report that a vehicle was smoking.


According to police, officers responded to the scene after a caller reported seeing a vehicle smoking and hearing "2 loud bangs, sounded like gunshots".

The office of Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn said on Monday that officers observed "a number of vehicles leaving the area" when they initially approached the intersection.

ABC6 News will bring you the latest updates as they become available.


One relative, Jose Ruiz-Hernandez, 42, was also charged with assault and battery on a police officer, records show.

Neither Quinn's office nor Fall River police answered additional questions about the shooting yesterday.

Eyewitness News has a crew at the scene and calls out to Fall River and Mass.


Several family members and friends of Ruiz-Barreto at court yesterday shed tears and hugged in court.

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