Officials search for suspect in Fall River stabbing

Officials are looking for a 29-year-old Fall River man who allegedly stabbed a 39-year-old man at a gathering in a Fall River apartment Saturday night, police said Sunday night.

Adam Conners, who may have ties to Halifax, is wanted for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing substantial injury, Fall River police said in the statement.

The search for Conners comes after police responded to a report of a car accident at about 11:35 p.m. Saturday in the area of Church and Hall streets, where they found Joseph Reading, 39, of Fall River, bleeding and unresponsive in the driver’s seat of a car, according to a statement sent Sunday afternoon from the Bristol County district attorney’s office.

Reading was transported to Saint Anne’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the statement said.

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An investigation determined Reading had received his injuries during an altercation at a gathering at 160 Hall St., officials said.

Fall River police and State Police troopers assigned to the Bristol County district attorney’s office are investigating. The district attorney’s office had earlier described the case as an “active homicide investigation” into a stabbing death.

Police ask that anyone who has information on locating Conners to call Fall River police at 508-324-2796 or State Police at 508-993-2016.

No more information was immediately available.

Globe correspondent Alejandro Serrano contributed to this report. Amanda Kaufman can be reached at amanda.kaufman@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @amandakauf1.