Providence murder suspect held without bail

By: Melissa Randall

The man accused of gunning down a young Providence father is being held without bail. Tuesday morning Justice Andrade went before a judge in the capitol cities 10th murder of the year.

Andrade walked into the courtroom wearing a blue t–shirt and handcuffs. The 20–year–old was formally charged with the murder of Ty–Shon Perry. Noplea was entered.

It happened in the early hours of Saturday morning. Police say Andrade shot and killed the Perry, who was attending a party near the intersection of Allston and River Ave in Providence.

An arrest warrant was issued for Andrade. He surrendered to police Monday afternoon

“The defendant allegedly approached the victim in this matter and fired a shot into his back. He was positively identified by a witness,” said Prosecutors during the arraignment in Providence District Court.

Investigators do not believe Perry was the intended target. The Providence man, also 20, was working to become a Rhode Island State Trooper. He leaves behind a one year old son.

Andrade is due back in court August 5th for a bail hearing.

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