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RI Pair Held In Connection With Fall River Murder

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(credit: AP)

(credit: AP)

FALL RIVER (AP) – Two men have been ordered held without bail on weapons charges in connection with the fatal shooting of a Rhode Island man in Fall River.

The Bristol District Attorney’s office says 31-year-old Edwards Platts, of Middletown, R.I., was shot in the head on Thursday night while sitting in a car outside the Father Diaferio Village housing development.

Two Fall River men, 28-year-old Charles Mendez and 29-year-old Tacoma Massie, were arraigned Friday in Fall River District Court and ordered held until a dangerousness hearing on Tuesday.

The men were arrested shortly after the shooting. Both were charged with carrying an illegal firearm.

The DA’s office said the homicide investigation remains “very active.”

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