Police arrest man wanted in deadly double shooting outside Providence nightclub


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) ─ Police have captured the suspect accused of shooting and killing two Massachusetts men outside of a Providence nightclub earlier this month, according to Commander Thomas Verdi.

Miguel Lacourt, 36, was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon during a traffic stop in Johnston, Verdi said.

Lacourt was wanted on two counts of murder in connection with the shooting deaths of Mario Diaz, 27, of Boston, and Kerwins Pimental, 29, of Mattapan.

Police said the two men were among a group of 10 friends celebrating a birthday at Fuego Lounge when a fight broke out with another group, which Lacourt was apart of.

At one point during the altercation, police believe Lacourt retrieved a gun from a nearby vehicle and shot both Diaz and Pimental.

It’s unclear at this time whether the two groups knew each other prior to the incident.

The deaths of Diaz and Pimental are among an ongoing string of violence in Providence.

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