PROVIDENCE, R.I (WPRI) - A 19-year-old Providence man told police he crashed his car into a tree after he was shot in the shoulder early Sunday morning on the city's South Side.
Officers say Domingo Batista was driving a silver Honda Accord shortly after 3 a.m. when he was shot near the intersection of Broad Street and Public Street. Batista first struck his friend's gold Lexus before colliding with a tree.
Batista's friend drove him to Hasbro Children's Hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. He did not provide officers with any additional information about the shooting.
Hope Street store Robbed
A Cumberland Farms on Hope Street was held up early Sunday morning, according to Providence Police.
The store's clerk, Charlene Garceau, told police a "dark-sinned male" wearing blue jeans, a gray hooded sweatshirt and a baseball cap entered the shop shortly before 6 a.m. and demanded all the money out of the cash register. Garceau said the man also flashed a black handgun.
Garceau said the man made off with $62.
Police are reviewing the store's security cameras.
Man holds up Manton Ave store
Police say a man entered the Sam's Food Mart carrying a black handgun and demanded money out of the cash register Sunday morning, but he ran off before taking any money.
Jawaid Ali, the store's cashier, told police an African-American male wearing a black and white mask screamed "give me the money." As he approached the register, Ali said the man ran out of the store and took off toward Herschel Street.
Ali said the suspect was about 5 feet 8 inches tall, thin and in his twenties.
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