Murder suspect arrested in crash

By: News Staff

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Three days after a mechanic was killed while working at an auto-body shop on Amherst Street in Providence, police have a suspect in custody.

“We were looking for this vehicle. A uniform patrolman spotted it,” said Major David Lapatin; Providence Police.

The officer spotted the red vehicle in question near the Chad Brown Neighborhood.

The male driver fled, which ignited a police chase through Providence.

“There were three people in the suspect car.”

After a half mile, the car chase ended near Branch Avenue and Charles Street when the suspect caused a four-car crash.

However, he jumped out and took off running.

“I believe he was caught on Toro Street which is about two streets up in a backyard.”

Police say the suspect was wanted in connection to the shooting death of 36-year-old Adalberto Martinez, the mechanic who was killed in broad daylight while working a shift at Borenquen Auto.

The suspect and his two female passengers are now being treated at the hospital for minor injuries.

“Obviously there’s a lot of damage, but no real serious injuries so we’re thankful for that.”

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