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Warwick Man Among 7 Arrested In Providence Shootings

RI Trooper Log arrests. The Rhode Island State Police are stationed in several barracks
RI Trooper Log arrests. The Rhode Island State Police are stationed in several barracks
The Rhode Island State Police are stationed in several barracks throughout RI.

PROVIDENCE, RI  — Rhode Island State Police arrested seven people June 16 and early June 17, including one Warwick man, in connection with two shooting incidents in Providence.

Members of the State Police High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force, the Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General and the Providence Police Department cooperated on an investigation into the shootings May 20 and June 16. The investigation remains active, and more arrests are expected, according to Colonel James M. Manni, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police.

The first shooting occurred May 20, 2019, at about 1:10 a.m. at Club Seven, 114 Spruce St., Providence, when two people were shot and suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Their names have not been released.

The second shooting occurred on Sunday, June 16, at about 9:50 p.m. in the area of the El Patio Night Club on Public Street in Providence, when Jean Garrido, age 29, of 584 Plainfield St., Providence, sustained a gunshot wound to his back. He was admitted to Rhode Island Hospital in stable condition and is among those charged.

RI State Police Maj. Timothy G. Sanzi, detective commander, said multiple gunshots were fired on each of these occasions and each incident, the alleged result of conflict between rival street gangs.

The people arrested in the case thus far are:

Janssye Toucet, 32, of 1775 Bicentennial Way, North Providence For the shooting that occurred on May 20:

· Conspiracy to commit assault with a dangerous weapon

· Two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon

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· Two counts of discharge of firearm resulting In injury

· Possession of a pistol without a license

· Possession of a firearm after a conviction for a crime of violence

For the shooting that occurred on June 16:

· Conspiracy to commit assault with a dangerous weapon

· Assault with a dangerous weapon

· Using a firearm while committing a crime of violence

· Possession of a pistol without a license

· Possession of a firearm after a conviction for a crime of violence

Tatiana Flores, 25, of 38 Marion Ave., Providence

For the shooting that occurred on May 20:

· Conspiracy to commit assault with a dangerous weapon

· Two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon

· Two counts of discharge of firearm resulting In injury

· Possession of a pistol without a license

For the shooting that occurred on June 16:

· Conspiracy to commit assault with a dangerous weapon

· Assault with a dangerous weapon

· Using a firearm while committing a crime of violence

· Possession of a pistol without a license

The following individuals were all charged as a result of the investigation into the June 16 night’s shooting.

Jonathan Garrido, 26, of 584 Plainfield St., Providence

· Conspiracy to sell firearm

· Possession of firearm after committing a crime of violence

Anthony Florian, 26, of 139 Pierce Ave., Warwick

· Possession of a pistol without a license

· Conspiracy to commit assault with a dangerous weapon

· Assault with a dangerous weapon

· Using a firearm while committing a crime of violence

· Firing in a compact area

· Eluding police

· Possession of a firearm after committing a crime of violence

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Keven Restrepo, 28, of 578 Laurel Hill Ave., Cranston

· Possession of a pistol without a license

· Conspiracy to commit assault with a dangerous weapon

· Assault with a dangerous weapon

· Using a firearm while committing a crime of violence

· Firing in a compact area

· Possession of a firearm after conviction of a crime of violence

Jean Garrido, 29, of 584 Plainfield St., Providence

· Possession of a pistol without a license

· Conspiracy to commit assault with a dangerous weapon

· Assault with a dangerous weapon

· Using a firearm while committing a crime of violence

· Firing in a compact area

Nathan Geter, 28, of 167 Blackstone St., Woonsocket

· Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance-cocaine

· Possession of a firearm while possessing with intent to deliver a controlled substance-cocaine

· Conspiracy to sell a firearm

· Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance within a school zone

· Resisting arrest

· Obstruction

All of the suspects except Jean Garrido were processed at Rhode Island State Police Headquarters and held  pending formal arraignment. Jean Garrido will face formal arraignment at a future date.

Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at editor@warwickpost.com with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.