Anthony Miranda gained notoriety after an unusual incident where he accidentally shot himself in the head, resulting in the loss of his eye. Additionally, he was implicated in a fatal shooting that claimed another man’s life in Fall River, Massachusetts. This is the sequence of events that led to his involvement in such a situation.

The Failed Robbery Attempt

As reported by Genius Celebs, Miranda accidentally shot himself in the ankle during an attempted robbery of a driver with a concealed carry license. The driver resisted, successfully disarming Miranda and firing multiple shots at him, hitting him in the chest and abdomen. Subsequently, Miranda fled the scene and intentionally shot himself in the head, resulting in the displacement of his eye.

Following the incident, Miranda received medical treatment, including surgery, and managed to survive. He faced charges of armed robbery, aggravated battery, and possession of a firearm by a felon.

The Fatal Bar Fight

Miranda was implicated in a fatal shooting outside the Riverside Sports Bar and Grill in Fall River on October 10, 2022. Following an altercation that ensued around 1:30 a.m. when Miranda and two others clashed with another group of men upon leaving the bar.

As reported by The Herald News, Jose Roberto Zelaya, 45, attempted to intervene and mediate the altercation but tragically got shot in the chest by one of the men from Miranda’s group. Unfortunately, Zelaya succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Subsequently, Miranda and his associates fled but were apprehended by the police later.

Miranda faced charges including manslaughter, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery with the discharge of a firearm, possession of an illegal firearm, and carrying a loaded illegal firearm. He was remanded without bail and arraigned on October 12, 2022.

The Aftermath

Miranda is presently in anticipation of trial for both incidents. The manslaughter charge could result in a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, while the armed robbery charge carries a potential life sentence. Additionally, Miranda suffered the loss of his right eye from the self-inflicted gunshot wound, necessitating the use of an eye patch.

Miranda’s case serves as a tragic illustration of how violence can spiral out of control, leading to devastating outcomes. His actions not only inflicted harm upon himself but also claimed the life of an innocent bystander attempting to intervene in the altercation. The repercussions of his deeds have brought sorrow and anguish to both his own family and the family of the late Jose Roberto Zelaya.