FALL RIVER – A murder charge will be filed Thursday against Keishon Workman for the shooting death of Maurice Timberlake, 24, on Wednesday.
Police allege Workman, 19, of Fall River, shot and killed Timberlake, 24, at 4:30 p.m. on the street in the 400 block of South Main Street.
Officers responding report they found Timberlake on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to Saint Anne’s Hospital, less than a quarter mile away, where he was declared dead.
Workman was arrested shortly afterward by police who combed through the Corky Row neighborhood looking for him, officials report.
Workman was initially charged with illegal possession of a firearm.
He is scheduled for arraignment this afternoon in District Court.
The charges will be murder, carrying an illegal firearm, carrying a loaded firearm and illegal possession of ammunition, according to Gregg Miliote, spokesman for District Attorney Thomas Quinn.
Fall River Police, the State Police and the District Attorney’s office all worked on the investigation overnight, Miliote said.
Before Wednesday, Workman had been arrested at least twice in the last two years.
In August 2016, Workman was arrested on charges of dealing heroin and crack following an investigation in Griffin Park.
And in June 2017, Workman was one of 13 people arrested in a drug sweep in Fall River. He was charged with assault and battery in addition to intent to distribute drugs. At the time of that arrest, police reported that Workman had a total of 13 outstanding warrants.
Miliote added that Timberlake had been in court Wednesday afternoon, shortly before he was killed, for a dangerousness hearing regarding charges that he had assaulted his pregnant girlfriend. Timberlake was found dangerous, with conditions, according to Miliote. He was fitted with a GPS bracelet Wednesday afternoon, after the hearing and ordered to have no contact with the girlfriend.
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