Robbery Motive For Providence Murder


A man was shot and killed in Providence on Tuesday night.

The Providence Police Department says the shooting at the Laundromax on Broad Street at around 8 p.m. was apparently a robbery gone wrong.

The suspect reportedly drew a gun on the victim, who was a man in his 30s, demanded jewelry he was wearing, and the two struggled before the gun fired.

This is homicide number 21 in the capital city this year.

(Photo credit MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images)


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