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Arrest Made in New Year's Day Murder

Police arrested Jeffrey Souza Thursday in connection with the death of a man in Fall River, Massachusetts.

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    Arrest Made in New Year's Day Murder
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    Police arrested a man in Newport, Rhode Island on Thursday in connection with a New Year's Day murder in Fall River.

    The Bristol County District Attorney's office says Jeffrey Souza, 24, of Fall River, has been charged with carrying an illegal, loaded firearm. The district attorney's office said it cannot comment further on Souza's connection to Thursday's murder as state and local police are still investigating.

    Police responding to the intersection of Albert Street and Huard Street at around 1:17 a.m. found a man shot. Kyle Brady, 28, of Fall River, was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Souza was arrested without incident by police in Newport, Rhode Island shortly before noon Thursday. He has been charged in Rhode Island with being a fugitive from justice and will be arraigned Friday morning in Newport County District Court on that charge.

    If Souza waives rendition, he will be transported back to Massachusetts to be arraigned on the illegal firearm charges either Friday or Monday, the Bristol district attorney's office said.

    Police say anyone who may have been in the area of the shooting or has information about the murder should contact Fall River Police's Major Crimes Division at 508-324-2796.

    If individuals want to make an anonymous tip, they can do so at tipsubmit.com or by texting the phrase "Call50" to the phone number 274637, which spells "CRIMES." 

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