Suspect in North Attleboro homicide ordered held without bail

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NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WPRI) — An East Providence man appeared in court Tuesday in connection with a deadly shooting in Attleboro last week.

Adam Walker, 33, is being held without bail after being charged with murder, carrying an illegal firearm, and carrying a loaded illegal firearm. He was taken into custody Friday in Swansea.

Officers responded to a home on High Street around 4 p.m. last week and found Peter Schifone, 38, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was rushed to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

In court, prosecutors said police gathered surveillance video that showed Walker entering the home and then minutes later running out of the home and down the street. The prosecution also said Walker admitted to shooting Schifone to a friend.

Walker’s attorney spoke outside the courthouse just before noon. He said they’re not going to ask for bail.

“He wasn’t going to get bail and it’s likely that he won’t based upon the charges, but we will have to get there. Right now, we are at the investigatory stage I’m just getting police reports and information coming to me so I don’t really have much to say,” Frank Camera said.

The motive is unknown and it is unclear how Walker and Schifone may have known each other.

The DA’s office said the investigation is still active and ongoing.

Walker is due back in court for a probable cause hearing on July 29.

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