2nd suspect in downtown Providence homicide apprehended

January 3, 2019

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the death of a man shot while sitting in a car in downtown Providence on the day after Christmas.

Walter Kpan was held without bail after an initial court appearance Thursday on charges including first-degree murder in the Dec. 26 death of 31-year-old David Long. He did not enter a plea.

Police say Long was in the passenger’s seat of a stopped car on Fountain Street when he was shot at about 4 a.m. He was pronounced dead at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the city’s 11th homicide victim of the year.

Police say a witness identified the 31-year-old Kpan, of North Providence, from a photo lineup.

Another suspect, 29-year-old Pofinima Mabuo Gweama Jr., of Pawtucket, was previously held without bail.

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