Man sentenced to 10 years in prison for 2017 Providence shooting

Rhode Island Attorney General's Office in Cranston. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office said Wednesday that a Providence man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for a 2017 shooting.

Attorney General Peter Neronha said that on March 6, John Baldayac entered a plea of guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon and discharge of a firearm resulting in serious injury.

Neronha said Baldayac, who’s 31 years old, was sentenced to 20 years with 10 years to serve at the Adult Correctional Institutions and a suspended sentence of 10 years and 20 years of probation.

Nine years and 11 months of that prison time, said the attorney general, is not eligible for parole.

On June 28, 2017, Baldayac shot and seriously hurt a 32-year-old man on June Street in Providence.

Before the shooting, Neronha said the 31-year-old and the victim’s brother had an argument where a large crowd had gathered near the basketball courts on June Street.

Baldayac then took out a gun and shot the victim three times before fleeing.

The victim was taken to the hospital, where he had several surgeries and months of hospitalization.

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