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19-year-old shot and killed in Providence

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By: Melissa Toupin


It was an emotional first meeting as James Marchand embraced the woman, who in the moments following the sound of gun shots, would try to save his nephew's life.

"I want to thank this girl, because she came to my nephew's aid. She tried to save his life. She put herself in danger," said Marchand.

Tyler Marchand, 19, was shot in the back near 14 Steere Avenue shortly after 10 PM Monday night.

Misty Osby, a certified nursing assistant, or CNA, lives in the Providence neighborhood.

"I just heard people saying someone got shot, so I ran around the corner. He was just lying there on the ground," said Osby.

Osby says Marchand was unconscious, but had a pulse. She jumped into action and began CPR.

"I'm just trained to do it. It's just humanitarian aid for me. I'm in healthcare. I care about people," she said.

Despite her best efforts the teen would die at Rhode Island Hospital. His family is distraught over the murder.

"I'm devastated over it. I really really am. He's my brother's son," said Marchand who lives in Woonsocket.

Marchand came to the scene of the murder to pray for his nephew, and to try and understand what happened.

"He was a bright, intelligent man, young man. And he was trying to get some focus in his life," said Marchand.

The teens former teachers tells ABC6 Marchand was a good kid, who played football for Hope High School. She says over the last few weeks he spoke about getting his GED.

The circumstances surrounding the teens murder are still a mystery. There are no arrests at this time.

"Today kids are quick to pull out a gun and shoot you and they think they are doing a manly thing, and they're not a man at all," said Marchand.

This marks the city's 5th murder of the year.


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