This is an update of this article.
Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to this office, New Bedford Police and Homicide Unit prosecutors are actively investigating a homicide, which occurred last night in New Bedford.
At 9:51 pm, New Bedford Police responded to reports of a shooting in the area of 139 Dartmouth Street. When police and paramedics arrived on scene, they located the male victim outside of 139 Dartmouth Street.
The victim, later identified as Ausarmaat Rahotep, 41, of New Bedford, was rushed to St. Luke’s Hospital with life threatening injuries. Despite the efforts of emergency room doctors, the victim succumbed to his injuries and died at 10:16 p.m.
The Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has taken custody of the deceased and will conduct an autopsy.