By: News Staff


Twitter: @ABC6

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) — The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office has identified the victim in the officer-involved shooting.

The DA’s office says that an officer responded to a disturbance on Riggenbach Road near Airport Road at approximately 11:37 p.m. Sunday.

The officers observed several cars leaving the area. The first responding officer tried stopping a car from leaving the scene.

During the encounter, the police officer fired shots into the car, striking the driver.

Police say 19-year-old Larry Ruiz-Barreto, of New Bedford, was transported to Charlton Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. 

There were several cars in the area including a green hatchback that had smoke coming out of it, according to the caller.

Following that incident, police responded to a disturbance at Charlton Memorial Hospital where they arrested five people and say it was related to the shooting.

The five suspects are as follows:

Jose Ruiz-Hernandez, 40.

Jonathan Ruiz-Hernandez, 31.

Demix Ruiz-Hernandez, 36.

Miguel Sanchez, 25.

Leslie Lugo, 41.

All plead not guilty to various charges ranging from interfering with police to vandalizing property. 

No further information is available at this time.

©WLNE-TV / ABC6 2017