A 33-year-old Fall River man will spend the next 12 to 15 years in state prison aftre being convicted Monday in Fall River Superior Court of a non-fatal shooting and home invasion, District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced.
Webster Farrow pleaded guilty Monday to a multiple-count indictment charging him with armed assault with intent to murder, home invasion, aggraveted assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and carrying an illegal firearm.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Michael Cahillane and the prison sentence was handed down by Judge Raymond P. Veary.
On July 29, 2013 at approximately 7:27 am, FRPD received a 911 call for a shooting at 916 Rodman Street. Upon arrival, officers entered the apartment but no one was located inside. Officers observed a large amount of blood in the living room area. Witnesses outside the apartment reported they heard gunshots and saw a vehicle leave with the victim. Officers determined that two friends brought the male victim to Saint Anne’s Hospital.
Multiple witnesses reported hearing two gunshots and then saw two black males run from the rear of the house.
Fall River Police Detective Raul Camara interviewed the friends of the victim’s who said that while they were inside the apartment, they heard a knock on their door. When they opened the door, a male who was armed with a gun and had a black bandana covering his face entered the apartment, yelling, “get down, get down.” The defendant then fired at the victim.
Officers secured surveillance video from a liquor store on Rodman Street, south from the shooting location. Video revealed a red Hyundai Sonata pull up at approximately 7:15 am. The front seat passenger, who is later identified as Webster Farrow, exits the car wearing a white doo-rag, with a firearm that he covers with his shirt. The female rear seat passenger is seen exiting the car with a cell phone in her hands. After a few minutes, Farrow runs back to the car, opens the door and jumps in. The car then speeds off.
Mr. Farrow was arrested later on in the investigation.
“This was a near fatal assault committed with an illegal firearm that the defendant had no business possessing,” District Attorney Quinn said. “Despite the victim’s lack of cooperation, the defendant was convicted and received a lengthy prison sentence.”