Warren’s beloved assistant fire chief, one of two killed in daytime shooting
Warren firefighters lined the street Thursday night to honor their fallen brother.
WARREN, R.I. (WLNE) –
Two men, including a beloved 40-year member of the Warren Fire Department, are dead after a shooting in Warren Thursday afternoon.
At 2:56 p.m. authorities received calls for shots fired at the Italian-American Club on Kelly Street.
When Warren Police Officers arrived they located one victim, identified as Jason Furtado, with a gunshot wound near his hip outside the club. Furtado then told police there was another victim inside.
Inside the club officers identified a man dead from one apparent gunshot wound, later identified as 66-year-old Warren’s Assistant Fire Chief Brian Remy.
Another responding officer on Water St. heard more gunshots, and then spotted a suspect who matched the description.
Officials say that officer got out of his car and was immediately shot at. The officer took cover and shot back.
The suspect was later identified as Michael Ouellette, 37-year-old of Warren. Officials say Ouellette was the president of the Italian-American Club.
Officials say Ouellette then ran into an alley, and soon was pronounced dead at the scene. It is not clear at this point how the suspect died.
Assistant Chief Brian Remy served as a volunteer at the department for 40 years. He was a lifelong resident of Warren and owned a business in the town.
Authorities are still talking with members of the club and looking at surveillance video to determine exactly what happened that led up to this shooting.
Warren officials say it’s been at least 10 years since a homicide happened in the town.