Rivera Indicted for Haverhill Larkin Murder; Case Heads to Superior Court

Carlos Rivera appeared in Haverhill District Court on Nov. 8 to answer to a murder charge related to the May 6 shooting death of Jeffrey Larkin. (WHAV News photograph)

A city man was indicted in secret by an Essex County grand jury for his alleged role in the May murder of Jeffrey Larkin, WHAV has confirmed.

District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett’s spokeswoman Carrie Kimball Monahan tells WHAV Rivera, of 30 Lancaster St., will see his case moved to Superior Court later this month after Wednesday’s grand jury proceeding.

As WHAV previously reported, Rivera allegedly gunned down 40-year-old Larkin after an argument over a drug deal. He was arrested in November.

In a police report filed by Trooper Matthew Wilson, Haverhill Police responded to the area of Emerson and Grand Streets on May 6, 2018 after receiving multiple 911 calls for shots fired. Just before 11 p.m., first responders found Larkin lying in the street with a bullet wound to his chest. He was transported to Haverhill’s Holy Family Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police say Haverhill’s first murder of 2018 was not a random act. Rivera, also known as “Chin,” was acquainted with Larkin, and Rivera had reached out to him on the day of the shooting to purchase drugs.

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