PROVIDENCE, R.I (WPRI) — One of the two men shot in Providence over the weekend has died, Providence Police Major David Lapatin said Monday.
Niberto Diaz, 21, and Samuel Corcoran, 29, were shot while sitting in a car outside an apartment complex on Glasgow Street early Sunday morning, according to Lapatin.
Both men were rushed to Rhode Island Hospital in critical condition. Diaz did not survive, Lapatin said, making him the city’s 20th homicide victim of the year.
No suspects or arrests have been announced so far. Lapatin said police are canvassing the area as they continue to investigate the shooting.
Detective Captain Tim O’Hara also gave an update Monday on two other shootings in Providence.
A 17-year-old was arrested at an apartment in Lynn, Mass., in connection with the killing of a 19-year-old man on Academy Avenue back in February. O’Hara said the victim, Johnjairo Brito, and the suspect knew each other.
Police are looking to charge the suspect as an adult, according to O’Hara.
He also said the suspect was found to be in possession of a high-capacity handgun unrelated to the homicide, so the teenager will be arraigned on firearms charges in Massachusetts before being brought back to Rhode Island to face charges in the homicide.
Police also made an arrest in a shooting that stemmed from an apparent road rage incident back in September, O’Hara said.
Timothy Desjardins, 35, and Romero Velasquez, 37, had gotten out of their vehicles to confront each other about their driving in a parking lot off Atwells Avenue, police said. That’s when Desjardins allegedly fired at Velasquez, striking him in the head.
Desjardins is being held without bail on assault and firearms charges, according to O’Hara, while Velasquez has since been released from the hospital. O’Hara noted that Desjardins has been arrested on firearms charges in the past.