Man reported hit by train in Taunton was actually shot to death, prosecutors say

A 21-year-old Taunton man was ordered held on $2 million cash bail today after his arraignment on charges stemming from the fatal shooting of a 24-year-old Taunton man Monday night, which was initially reported as a man being hit by a train.

Flavio Daveiga was arrested earlier today, and arraigned late this afternoon in Taunton District Court on charges that he was an accessory to murder before the fact and violated the witness intimidation statute, said Bristol District Attorney C. Samuel Sutter’s office in a statement.

Daveiga’s bail was revoked in four open cases. If he is able to post bail, he will still be held for up to 60 days on the other cases, Sutter’s office said.

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Daveiga is due back in court Dec. 3 for an appointment of a lawyer.

Taunton police responded to a call of a man being hit by a CSX Corp. train behind 37 Cushman St. at about 11:40 p.m. Monday, Sutter’s office said.

The victim was identified as Edwin Rivera. The state medical examiner’s office Tuesday determined that Rivera had died of gunshot wounds. The case did not officially become a homicide case until today, Sutter’s office said.

The case is still under investigation.