Police ID Providence homicide victim as search for suspect continues


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Providence police continue to investigate after a man was shot and killed in the city Tuesday evening.

Manee Castillo, 20, was shot during a fight involving multiple people in front of a home on Herschel Street, Major David Lapatin said Wednesday.

Castillo had already been taken to the hospital by family by the time police arrived on scene, according to Lapatin. He was later pronounced dead.

No arrests have been made so far, and no suspects or persons of interest were named.

Investigators have been talking to several people and many are cooperating, Lapatin said, adding that the scene spanned multiple homes.

This is the fifth homicide of the year in Providence.

Providence City Councilwoman Jo-Ann Ryan represents that area of the city. She issued a statement after she explains recent shootings in Ward 5 is troubling to residents.

“When these incidents happen in our neighborhoods, witnesses and other concerned neighbors are often not updated on outcomes, and it perpetuates a feeling of considerable uncertainty and fear for those who live in the affected areas,” Ryan said.

She plans to soon introduce a resolution calling on the City’s Public Safety Department to institute a City-wide gun-buy-back program in the hopes of getting some weapons off the streets.

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