Man indicted on murder charge in Providence shooting

The Mahoning County Sheriff Office shared this booking photo of Mayobanex Martinez.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A Providence County Grand Jury indictment a man last month in connection to the shooting death of a man last year.

According to court documents, 23-year-old Mayobanex Martinez was indicted on multiple charges, including:

  • One count of first-degree murder
  • One count of discharging a firearm while committing a crime of violence resulting in death
  • One count of felony assault and battery
  • One count of carrying a firearm without a license

Police said the U.S. Marshal Service arrested Martinez in a hotel in Youngstown, Ohio, back in December of 2022.

Before Martinez fled the state, Providence police responded to Waverly Street, where they found 28-year-old Michael Luciano Delarosa shot and killed.

“We believe it may have started over an argument between the victim and the suspect,” said Maj. David Lapatin during a media briefing following the shooting.

“And it just ended up — obviously with the victim losing his life,” he continued.

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