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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