Homicide investigation underway after Woonsocket shooting victim dies

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WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — A Woonsocket man who was shot in the city on Wednesday has died from his injuries, police said Thursday.

Deputy Police Chief Michael Lemoine identified the victim as Percy Standifer, 33.

Police found Standifer suffering from a gunshot wound in the area of Logee Street just after midnight Wednesday. He was taken to Rhode Island Hospital where he underwent surgery and later died.

No one else was injured, according to police, and so far no arrests have been made.

Ashley Scurry, the mother of Standifer’s 6-year-old twins, told 12 News she doesn’t know who would want him dead, and why.

“Everybody liked Percy,” she said. “He wasn’t a bad guy, you know? He was Percy.”

Scurry said she and Standifer were middle school sweethearts.

“I have history with him and my twins. They love their dad, and all I could think about was my kids and if he’s OK and what is going on … the waiting was crazy,” Scurry recalled. “To find out that he died was just devastating, overwhelming.”

Standifer was his father’s only son and also leaves behind a sister, Scurry said, adding that she hopes whoever is responsible will pay for their crime.

“I’m just asking them to please, for my kids, his family, please come and say something,” she said. “He needs justice.”

Standifer’s death is being investigated as a homicide, the fourth in Woonsocket in recent months. Lemoine said the city averages one murder a year and called the uptick in killings a disturbing trend.

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