Man involved in Block Island Ferry fight arrested in connection to Cumberland shooting

Cumberland police shared this booking photo of Miguel Silva.

CUMBERLAND, RI (WLNE) — A man who was involved in a fight on the Block Island Ferry over the summer was arrested in connection to a shooting in Cumberland.

The shooting happened on Oct. 22 at at Club Juventude Lusitana.

Cumberland Police Chief Matthew Benson said Miguel Silva was arrested without incident Wednesday in North Providence.

Silva, who’s 37 years old, was charged with the following:

  • Drive-by shootings
  • Firing across a highway
  • Firing in a compact area,
  • License or permit required for carrying a pistol
  • Possession of a firearm by persons prohibited (felon)
  • Conspiracy
  • Injuring or tampering with vehicles

Benson said the 37-year-old is the second person to be arrested in connection to this shooting.

No further information was immediately released.

In August, Silva was arrested for disorderly conduct after the Block Island Ferry fight.

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