PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP/WHDH) — Authorities said no weapons were found in a white pickup truck involved in a deadly police shooting on Interstate 95 in Rhode Island.
Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare told news outlets that some of the officers were wearing body cameras during the shooting, which happened Thursday around 10:45 a.m. on a jam-packed section of road where two highways merge alongside the city’s downtown.
Pare said they are now reviewing the footage. He said nine or 10 officers fired their weapons. They are all on administrative leave, protocol in any officer-involved shooting, he said.
The attorney general’s office is reviewing the shooting.
Police haven’t released the identity of the man killed or female passenger injured. They have said she is expected to survive.
A witness who filmed the shooting from a neighboring on-ramp told news that the driver was boxed in on the road and slammed into cars behind him and in front of him as officers surrounded it.
The man killed was not the suspect in the theft of a state police cruiser around 9 a.m., Pare said Thursday. But the police chief in neighboring Cranston told WPRI that state police had alerted area officers that the suspect may have jumped in the back of a white pickup truck.
Cranston Police Col. Michael Winquist said an officer saw a white pickup driving erratically and pulled it over, but the driver took off. The officer followed the truck but lost it, he said. Later, they confirmed that the truck in the shooting was the same one that had fled in Cranston, he told the station.
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