An Oak Bluffs man and former volunteer firefighter was the victim of a homicide over the weekend in Fall River.

Eric Voshell, 39, and two other men were shot outside a bar in Fall River Friday night, the Bristol County district attorney’s office confirmed. All three were transported to area hospitals for treatment; Mr. Voshell did not survive.

A spokesman for the district attorney’s office said Monday that the alleged perpetrator had turned himself in to Fall River police that afternoon.

Communications director Gregg Miliote said Joe Noe, 25, of Fall River and Taunton, was arraigned in Fall River district court on charges of murder, two counts of assault and battery with a firearm and one count of unlawful discharge of a firearm within 500 feet of a building. The defendant is being held without bail.
The incident took place on Friday night outside JC’s Cafe between 10 and 10:30 p.m., according to Mr. Miliote. It began with a disturbance inside the bar that spilled outside where gunshots were fired, he said.

Mr. Voshell was an HVAC contractor on the Island and former volunteer firefighter in Oak Bluffs. In the summer of 2018 he was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident on the Vineyard. The Island community, including the Vineyard Harley riders, later rallied around Mr. Voshell and his family with fundraisers as he recovered from his injuries.

Oak Bluffs fire chief John Rose said Mr. Voshell was an honorary member of the fire department.

The family has announced funeral arrangements. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from  5 to 7 p.m., at the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home in Oak Bluffs.

A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, Sept. 20, at 11 a.m. at St. Augustine’s Church in Vineyard Haven. Interment will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Oak Bluffs.

Donations can be made to Vineyard House, P.O. Box 4599, 56 Short Hill Road, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568, or online.