Second teen suspect in Fall River homicide held without bail

Anthony Carvalho was gunned down in Fall River on March 20. (Courtesy: Andrew Braun)

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) — A second suspect faced a judge Wednesday morning in the killing of a young man in Fall River last month.

Kevin Lara, 19, faces charges of murder, assault and battery by means of a firearm, armed assault with intent to rob, carrying an illegal firearm, carrying a loaded illegal firearm, and carrying a firearm after a prior violent conviction.

Lara was arraigned and held without bail.

Tavon Pires, 17, faces the same charges. Both he and Lara are accused of shooting 20-year-old Anthony Carvalho on March 20.

Carvalho was found near his home, and later died — just one block from St. Anne’s Hospital.

Four other people are also facing charges in Carvalho’s killing.

Eyewitness News has learned that Lara has two other pending cases — one in juvenile court and another for assault with a dangerous weapon that is set to go to trial in May.

In that case, Lara is accused of threatening the alleged victim with a gun during an argument.

Lara and Pires are due back in court in June for the murder charges.