Deadly shooting in Providence

Providence Police blocking ramps to I-95 near the Providence Place Mall

Providence Police blocking ramps to I-95 near the Providence Place Mall

Around 10:45 when the deadly shooting took place when police fired on a truck with the suspect and the female inside.

Pare said at the press release, "We don't know if it is related to the earlier theft of a police cruiser, at this point, that is what we are putting together as well".

Police in Rhode Island say a woman who had been dead for about 24 hours was found in her home by her adult children.

Representatives of the State Police, Providence police, and Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin's office either declined to comment when contacted by the Globe or could not be reached for comment.

State Police Col. Ann Assumpico said a trooper had been driving a cuffed suspect to court in the cruiser and stopped at a crash scene to assist, the Journal reported.

"The behavior of the operator of that vehicle, the white truck, is behaving in such an aggressive erratic manner, he was causing a huge public safety risk".

"As that vehicle is driving in a very aggressive manner, this vehicle is now being used as a weapon in an attempt to flee and it is hitting other cars, it is ramming at least one other auto", Col. Clements said as he walked reporters through the events leading up to Santos' death.

As the auto became stuck in traffic, officers converged on it. Clements said they made the decision to open fire because Santos was putting the officers and nearby drivers at risk.

Video from the state Department of Transportation shows a large white pickup truck speeding up Route 10 north, weaving in and out of traffic, traveling in a breakdown lane, trying to shake Providence police and state police cruisers with flashing lights following close behind.

David Lapatin says police are seeking a man considered a "person of interest" in the death of the 44-year-old woman found Friday evening. When it wouldn't stop, police opened fire on the truck in front of the mall.

"We had police officers from Providence, and we had troopers from the state police involved in the officer-involved shooting".

The shooting was witnessed by a person who filmed it from a nearby on-ramp. The police also showed a view from a body camera on one of the Providence officers who fired his gun.

Pare said three officers were wearing body cameras, but only one was activated during the incident.

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