Providence police: One in custody for killing of 15-year-old boy

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The night after her sons murder, Marisol Tilson begged detectives to work to bring justice for her son.

On Saturday, just over one month later, Providence police confirmed to ABC6 News they have one person in custody in connection the July killing over 15-year-old Ger’Vontae Tilson.  

The fatal shooting happened on July 23rd on Wallace Street, just before midnight.

Back in July, at the scene identified the victim as 15-year-old Ger’Vontae Tilson. The fatal shooting was Providence’s 5th murder of 2022.

Family members of Tilson told ABC6 News the person was placed into custody in July, just days after her sons murder. They told ABC6 News the person in custody is a minor.

“I could tell you that our police department never stops searching for the people responsible,” Mayor Elorza said on Saturday when asked about solving homicides in Providence.

The mayor also said Providence police have solved 100% of homicide cases so far this year.

Details are limited at this time, but more information is expected shortly.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated with more information when it becomes available. 

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