Police ID man, 34, shot and killed in Providence


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — An investigation is underway after a man was fatally shot Monday morning in Providence.

The victim has been identified by police as Adrian Shepard, 34, of Providence.

Police said they responded just before 7:30 a.m. to a report of gunshots in the area of Eddy and Porter Streets. They found Shepard shot inside his vehicle and rushed him to Rhode Island Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

About a dozen evidence markers could be seen on the ground outside a black SUV parked in an Eddy Street parking lot as investigators processed the scene. One of its windows appeared to be shattered.

A spokesperson for Providence police said Shepard was known to the department.

No arrests have been made thus far and police have not commented on a possible motive.

Major David Lapatin said at this time, the homicide is not believed to be connected to a shooting several hours earlier outside a West End nightclub.

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