Officials: Man shot by police on I-95 died of neck wound

November 15, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The state medical examiner’s office says a man who was killed by police on a busy stretch of Interstate 95 in Rhode Island died of a gunshot wound to the neck.

A spokesman tells The Providence Journal that no additional information on the death of 32-year-old Joseph Santos is being released at this time.

State police and Providence officers fired more than 40 rounds at Santos following a high-speed chase on Thursday. Santos was killed and a passenger was injured.

Police say Santos tried to speed away from officers in a white pickup truck, but got caught in traffic and repeatedly rammed another car.

The chase came as police were looking for a different man who had stolen a state police cruiser. They were looking for a white pickup in connection with that incident.

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