Warren Town Council votes to revoke Italian-American Club liquor license after deadly shooting

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WARREN, R.I. (WLNE)- The Warren Town Council voted Tuesday night to revoke the liquor license of the Italian-American Club’s following the deadly shooting earlier this month.

This is effective immediately, but can be appealed by the club to the state. The attorney representing the club has not said yet if they will appeal.

The Warren Town Council is the permitting body for liquor licenses.

Two men, including a beloved 40-year member of the Warren Fire Department, died as a result of the shooting on September 2.

At 2:56 p.m. authorities received calls for shots fired at the Italian-American Club on Kelly Street.

When Warren Police Officers arrived they located one victim, identified as Jason Furtado, with a gunshot wound near his hip outside the club. Furtado then told police there was another victim inside.

Inside the club officers identified a man dead from one apparent gunshot wound, later identified as 66-year-old Warren’s Assistant Fire Chief Brian Remy.

Another responding officer on Water St. heard more gunshots, and then spotted a suspect who matched the description.

Officials said that officer got out of his car and was immediately shot at. The officer took cover and shot back.

The suspect was later identified as Michael Ouellette, 37-year-old of Warren. Officials say Ouellette was the president of the Italian-American Club.

Officials say Ouellette then ran into an alley, and soon was pronounced dead at the scene.

Assistant Chief Brian Remy served as a volunteer at the department for 40 years. He was a lifelong resident of Warren and owned a business in the town.

Authorities are still talking with members of the club and looking at surveillance video to determine exactly what happened that led up to this shooting.

Warren officials said it’s been at least 10 years since a homicide happened in the town.

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