Providence police arrest man after shots fired near Manton Ave.

This is a file image of a Providence police cruiser. (WLNE)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- Officers from the Providence Police Department arrested a man early on Saturday morning after shots were fired in the city.
Police said that they received a call for a crowd dispersal at the 200 block of Manton Avenue at around 1 a.m.
The responding officers told a large group to either go inside or leave the area. The officers then heard gunshots in the surrounding area.
Officers then searched the surrounding area. When they got to the intersection of Aleppo and Bosworth Streets they encountered a man on a motorbike who appeared to be concealing a weapon.
The man, later identified as 41-year-old Joseph Trott, tried to flee the scene before police were eventually detain him.
Trott told police that someone had thrown the gun at him and took off down a nearby bike path. The officers searched Trott and seized the loaded weapon from him.
During the search, investigators also found cocaine, marijuana, and ammunition.
Trott is facing the following charges:
  • One count of possession of a firearm without a license
  • One count of possession of a firearm by person convicted of crime of violence

Police said that Trott was turned over to the narcotics division for further investigation.

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