Pawtucket Police shooting update

   By: News Staff

Pawtucket, RI- Pawtucket Police officer Julianne Borsari was involved in an officer involved shooting where Dominque Silva was shot and later succumbed to his injuries.  RI State Police and the Pawtucket Police Department have been jointly investigating this incident.

Officer Borsari approached Mr.Silva after witnesses pointed him out as being a suspect in an armed robbery involving narcotics.  Silva pointed a handgun at Borsari and then fled on foot.  During this chase, Silva again pointed the handgun at Officer Borsari, which led her to discharge her firearm.

Officers responded immediately to render first aid to Silva and contacted the Pawtucket Fire Department to respond to the scene. 

The handgun used by Mr. Silva was recovered at the scene and was later determined to be a replica firearm.  The narcotics for the robbery were also located on Mr. Silva and were seized by the RI State Police.

The case has been presented to the Office of the Rhode Island Attorney General for presentment to the Grand Jury.

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