Boston man convicted in 2017 Providence shooting

By The Associated Press

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A 26-year-old Boston man who authorities say shot and robbed a man in Rhode Island has been convicted of robbery and firearm charges.

Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin says Gregory Hampton-Boyd was found guilty Thursday of first-degree robbery, discharge of a firearm during a crime of violence, assault with a dangerous weapon and other offenses.

Authorities say Hampton-Boyd approached a man outside a Providence club in 2017 and demanded that he hand over a gold chain he was wearing. Prosecutors say Hampton-Boyd then shot the man three times when the man refused and grabbed the chain from his neck.

Hampton-Boyd fled in a car and then jumped from the moving vehicle to try to escape police before being arrested.

Hampton-Boyd’s attorney didn’t immediately return a phone message Thursday.

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