WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — An investigation is underway into an officer-involved shooting that rocked a Woonsocket neighborhood Wednesday evening.
The shooting took place on North Main Street near East School Street.
Rhode Island State Police Col. James Manni tells 12 News the officers involved are members of the Violent Fugitive Task Force, which typically serves arrest warrants to suspects accused of violent crimes.
Sources confirm to Target 12 that the suspect was wanted for an attempted kidnapping out of Little Compton.
Witnesses said they heard gunshots being fired and 12 News could see at least 12 evidence markers on the ground.
One car at the scene appeared to have no door on it and another had bullet holes.
Manni said the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office is investigating the incident as they’re required to by state law.
The shooting comes just days before Manni plans on resigning as superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police. His successor, Lt. Col. Darnell Weaver, is scheduled to be sworn in by Gov. Dan McKee Friday morning.