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Man murdered outside halfway house in Pawtucket

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PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) – A man nearing the end of his federal sentence was fatally shot outside a Pawtucket halfway house Sunday morning.

Pawtucket police have identified the victim as Napoleon Andrade, 37, of Central Falls, who has a lengthy criminal history including drug trafficking, money laundering, and home invasion.

Sources say they are investigating the murder as a targeted hit on Andrade.

At about 9:30 a.m., Andrade was shot several times outside the halfway house he has been living in. He was set to complete his sentence in November, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons website.

In 2014, Andrade was convicted of a home invasion in Connecticut. According to a news release announcing Andrade’s five-year sentence, the victim of the home invasion was a 78-year-old associate of the Gambino organized crime family in New York.

“[The victim] was bound and blindfolded. According to the victim, the attackers, who gained entrance to home purporting to be a deliveryman, stole more than $200,000 worth of jewelry, more than $16,000 in cash and a double-barreled shotgun,” according to the release.

Federal inmates with less than a year left on their sentence are often eligible to complete their punishment at a halfway house. 

The halfway house is the same location where mob capo regime Edward “Eddie” Lato is completing his sentence, and where former R.I. House Speaker Gordon Fox wrapped up his.

A call and email to the Community Resources for Justice, the nonprofit organization that runs the halfway house, has not been immediately returned.

Called a residential reentry center by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the halfway house is located in the Woodlawn section of Pawtucket and is a 25-bed facility that is run by the Boston-based nonprofit.

A spokesperson for the FBI said the case is being handled by the Pawtucket Police.

Pawtucket Police detectives are actively investigating.  They do not believe this was a random shooting.

Tim White (twhite@wpri.com) is the Target 12 investigative reporter and host of Newsmakers for WPRI 12 and Fox Providence. Follow him on Twitter and on Facebook

Eric Halperin contributed to this report.

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