UPDATE: Suspect facing several charges after firing at a Providence Officer
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Suspect facing several charges after being involved in a shooting that ended with a Providence officer being shot in the vest.
Officers from the Violent Crime Task Force called in that several shots were exchanged with a suspect just after 3PM and that an officer was struck in his bulletproof vest. The incident took place in the parking lot of a strip mall in the area of Admiral Street and Douglas Avenue.
Officials say the suspect, 19-year-old Tyrone Robinson, was not hit and fled the scene on foot. Robinson was tracked down to a nearby home where he was taken into custody without incident.
Officials say they found the gun Robinson on the street between the shopping center and the nearby home on Douglas Avenue.
Friday evening officials announced that Officer Matt McGloin was the officer who was shot. McGloin is on the city's Violent Crime Task Force and is a ten-year veteran. His partner, Officer Jonathan Smith, was with him when the shooting occurred. Smith is a five-year veteran.
Police also added that Robinson is well known to Providence Police and that he was last arrested in May.
Robison was arraigned by a bail commissioner last night and was transferred to the ACI.
He is expected to be in court on Tuesday, August 13
Robinson is charged with the following:
2 counts of Using a firearm while committing a crime of violence
2 counts of Assault with intent to commit murder
2 counts of carrying a stolen firearm while committing a crime of violence
Carrying a dangerous weapon when committing a crime of violence
License required for carrying a pistol
Firing in a compact area
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