Providence police investigating deadly stabbing


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Providence police confirm they’re investigating the city’s twelfth homicide of the year.

Police believe the stabbing took place in the area of Swiss Street.

The roadway was taped off as investigators collected evidence late Thursday afternoon.

According to Major David Lapatin, the victim was dropped off in front of the Atwells Avenue fire station around 4 p.m., then pronounced dead at the hospital a short time later.

“We’re working both right now,” Lapatin said of the two scenes. “Hopefully, we will have some more information later on.”

No arrests have been made at this time, but Lapatin said police “might have some suspects in mind” as they continue to investigate.

Community members are planning to gather at the Southside Cultural Center to emphasize how unsolved murders impact the community. They say between 2000 and 2013, there were 113 unsolved murders in the city.

Survivors of gun violence will also be speaking about what residents can do to help police solve these cases. It will go from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.

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