Man shot in Pawtucket, charged after police find illegal substances in his home

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PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE)- A man was shot in Pawtucket on Friday afternoon, according to the city’s police department.

At around 2:45 p.m. police responded to the intersection of Newell Avenue and Sherman Street for a reported shooting.

Investigators at the scene were able to locate the man, later identified as 23-year-old Albertinini Andrade Moreira, who had been shot.

Moreira was transported to the hospital, but did not sustain life-threatening injuries.

Investigators executed a search warrant for Moreira’s home and found multiple illegal substances.

  • He was arrested and charged with the following:
  • Manufacture-possession-delivery with intent Fentanyl
  • Manufacture-possession-delivery with intent Amphetamine
  • Manufacture-possession-delivery with intent Cocaine
  • Obstruction of an officer during the execution of their duty

Morreia is in custody at the hospital. Police said that he is scheduled to arraigned by a bail commissioner sometime on Saturday.

Police believe this incident was a targeted attack, and it continues to be under investigation.

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