Providence Police Shoot Suspect: Watch the Officer-Involved Shooting

Pauline Gross
November 13, 2017

A 79-second clip posted to the website of the Providence Journal appeared to show a brief exchange of gunfire on a busy ramp to Interstate 95 between someone in a white pickup truck and several officers, with the mall looming in the background.

A woman in the truck was injured and taken to Rhode Island Hospital in serious condition, Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare said.

Earlier, Pare said nine to 10 officers fired their weapons; of those officers, five are Providence police officers. No officers were hurt. He said no weapons were found in the pickup truck.

"As that vehicle is driving in a very aggressive manner, this vehicle is now being used as a weapon in an attempt to flee and it is hitting other cars, it is ramming at least one other auto", Col. Clements said as he walked reporters through the events leading up to Santos' death.

After that, the bullet-riddled truck began pouring smoke, and police moved in.

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"At about quarter of 11 this morning, we had an officer involved in a shooting resulting in the death of a suspect".

A suspect was killed and another person critically wounded during a wild police chase in Providence Thursday morning that ended with a shootout on the highway near the Providence Place Mall, according to video footage and published reports.

Donald Morgan, the fugitive wanted for stealing a police cruiser in Rhode Island on Thursday, has been found after more than a day on the run.

"I know the trooper did leave the vehicle for a short time", she told reporters. "You have to understand, when we come upon an accident on the highway, it is our duty to check on the welfare of the people".

R.I. State Police Lt. Col. Joseph Philbin confirmed authorities found the vehicle abandoned on Vineyard Street in Providence. Police launched a search throughout the neighborhood and were seen searching house to house with rifles and dogs.

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