Two charged in connection to Pawtucket drive-by shooting

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE)-Two men have been charged in connection to a drive-by shooting in Pawtucket that happened earlier this year.

Both 30-year-old Todd Alicea, of Pawtucket, and 21-year-old Jahcolin Rodrigues, of Providence, were charged in Providence Superior Court on Tuesday.

Alicea is being charged with the following:

  • One count of murder
  • Four counts of conspiracy
  • One count of discharging a firearm while committing a crime of violence resulting in death
  • One count of drive-by-shooting
  • Two counts of carrying a firearm without a license
  • Two counts of possession a ghost gun
  • Four counts of possessing a firearm after being convicted of a crime of violence
  • One count of reckless driving

Rodrigues is being charged with the following:

  • One count of murder
  • Four counts of conspiracy
  • One count of discharging a firearm while committing a crime of violence resulting in death
  • One count of drive-by-shooting
  • One count of carrying a firearm without a license
  • One count of possession a ghost gun
  • Two counts of possessing a firearm after being convicted of a crime of violence

On May 15, Leonardo Tavares was shot on Randall Strete just before 2:00 p.m.

Police arrived on the scene to find Tavares in his car with several gunshot wounds.

He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

On June 5, the Police arrested two males and charged them with the homicide of Tavares.

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