Fugitive wanted for stealing police vehicle is caught

Frederick Owens
November 13, 2017

A 79-second clip posted to the website of the Providence Journal appeared to show a brief exchange of gunfire on a busy ramp to Interstate 95 between someone in a white pickup truck and several officers, with the mall looming in the background.

The truck "clearly was attempting to elude police, driving in an erratic manner, driving at high speeds, putting the general law-abiding public at risk", Clements said. He said no weapons were found in the pickup truck.

A witness who filmed the shooting from a neighboring on-ramp told news outlets that the driver was boxed in on the road and slammed into cars behind him and in front of him as officers surrounded it.

A video captured an officer-involved shooting in Providence, Rhode Island.

The cruiser was found within the hour abandoned in Providence after police tracked it there with the car's GPS system, but the thief was not located.

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Police initially said the theft and the shooting were related, but have said Santos was not a suspect in the theft of the cruiser.

No law enforcement officers were injured in the incident, Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare told NBC Connecticut, and the woman in the auto was injured. "There are multiple officers involved in the shooting, and we have one person that is deceased", Pare said. "There was the theft of the trooper auto, there was this chase by the police officers and then deadly force was used".

Earlier, Pare said nine to 10 officers fired their weapons; of those officers, five are Providence police officers.

Police in Providence, Rhode Island say that one person was killed and another was injured Thursday after a vehicle chase and shootout with several officers on Interstate 95. He was being taken to court around 9 a.m. when he was left alone and handcuffed in the vehicle because the trooper stepped out to check on an accident, she said.

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