Police arrest Cranston murder suspect in Providence


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) ─ Police in Providence have arrested a suspect wanted in connection to a murder that occurred in Cranston last month.

Cranston Police Col. Michael Winquist said the suspect, who he did not identify, was taken into custody following an investigation conducted by Cranston detectives.

The suspect is facing charges in connection to the death of Jamal Vasquez, 24, of Providence. Vasquez was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound in Cranston in early September.

The suspect is scheduled to be arraigned Friday morning in 3rd District Court.

Providence Police Major David Lapatin tells 12 News a crash that occurred on Valley Street is related to the arrest.

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