Providence: Man arraigned for October murder

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) –  The Providence County Grand Jury has charged Johan Quinones with one count of first-degree murder, discharging a firearm in commission of a crime resulting in death, and carrying a pistol without a license.

Quinones shot and killed Melbin Ricardo Perez Reyes at a laundromat on Broad Street in Providence around October 12. The Providence Police department were in charge of the investigation.

Officers in Jersey City, New Jersey apprehended Quinones where he was returned to Rhode Island, where he was arraigned December 21 at the Providence County Superior Court.

The defendant, at the time of the murder, was released on bail after a previous arrest June 3 for possession of a pistol without a license, and possession of a stolen firearm. Quinones is now being held without bail, where he is scheduled for a bail violation hearing January 4, 2022.

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