Man arrested on manslaughter charge in deadly New Bedford shooting

NEW BEDFORD, MASS. (WHDH) - A man has been arrested on a manslaughter charge in connection with the shooting death of a New Bedford man last Friday, officials said.

Officers responding to a shooting on Margin Street between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. on July 17 found the victim, Keven Rocha, 25, had been shot and killed inside of a multi-family building, police said.

Officers executing a search warrant located a suspect, Ricardo Velez-Gonzalez, 33, of New Bedford, at a friend’s home in Eastham on Wednesday afternoon and placed him under arrest without incident, according to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office.

Velez-Gonzalez was arraigned in New Bedford District Court on Thursday on a manslaughter charge and ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing scheduled for July 30, officials said.

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