Police identify victim, suspect charged in Saturday’s fatal shooting

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- A North Providence man has been charged in Saturday’s fatal shooting.

The Providence Police Department identified identified the victim as 32-year-old David Camacho.

Camacho was shot multiple times on Julian Street around 2 a.m. Saturday morning.

Kenneth Hernandez, 32, of North Providence was charged with Camacho’s murder.

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According to Major David Lapatin, the two men knew each other and were driving in the same car prior to the shooting.

Lapatin the shooting happened after Hernandez and Camacho left Fuego Lounge on Broad Street before heading to an after party.

Friends of the two men were driving behind them in a separate car.

Camacho parked his car on Julian Street while the second car was looking for parking. Lapatin said by the time the second car circled around the block, they found Camacho lying in the street suffering from gunshot wounds.

Hernandez was nowhere to be found.

Lapatin said a private party brought Camacho to Rhode Island Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

After being interviewed by detectives for hours, enough evidence was collected to charge Hernandez with murder.

Camacho’s family said he graduated from culinary school about a year ago.

“He was a good dude, man, he wasn’t looking for no trouble. He wasn’t out here like that. No, he wasn’t out here like that,” said Dwayne “MallG” Wilkerson. “He just liked to go out and have fun, you know, like anybody should have fun and he was trying to change his life man, he was a good dude, he was a good uncle.”

Camacho’s family told ABC6 that he leaves behind four children, three boys and one girl, who are all under the age of 12-years-old.

Family members told ABC6 News that Camacho’s older brother was shot and killed in 2014. Police never found the shooter.

Hernandez is expected to be arraigned Monday afternoon.

Providence police said they are still investigating.

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