Officials ID Fall River shooting victim; suspect charged with murder

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) — The Bristol County District Attorney’s office has released the name of the victim of Wednesday afternoon’s homicide on South Main Street.

Maurice Timberlake, 24, of Fall River has been identified as the victim of the fatal shooting.

According to the DA’s office, Timberlake has an extensive criminal history. Most recently, he was in court Wednesday for a dangerousness hearing on a charge of domestic assault on his pregnant girlfriend.

The DA’s office said the state wanted him help without bail but the judge ordered him released on many conditions.

According to a release from District Attorney Thomas Quinn, suspect Keishon Workman, 19, will be charged with murder during his arraignment at Fall River District Court Thursday morning. He was already charged Wednesday night with carrying an illegal firearm, carrying a loaded illegal firearm, and illegal possession of ammunition.

Fall River Police responded to 911 calls reporting shots fired and a male victim around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the area of South Main Street. When police arrived, they said they found Timberlake suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Emergency crews took him to Saint Anne’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

“I can’t even believe that they did this to him,” Chantelle Keating, Timberlake’s friend, said.

Keating said Timberlake went by the nickname “Bizz.”

“He was one of those people that are like, ‘Oh, I’m going to go beat this one up over that,’ but he would never really harm anybody,” Keating said. “He would only be there for you if anything.”

The Bristol County District Attorney’s office and Homicide Unit are continuing to investigate the homicide.