Rhode Island mall shooting suspect released home

January 16, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A 17-year-old boy arrested in connection with a shooting at a Rhode Island mall that left one person injured was released to home confinement.

A family court judge on Tuesday denied the state’s request to detain the teen.

Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements Jr. said Tuesday the teen was arrested at a Pawtucket home hours after the Monday afternoon shooting in the Providence Place mall parking garage outside a Nordstrom department store entrance.

A 19-year-old victim, identified as Leonard Liriano, of Cranston, was shot in the leg in what police called a targeted shooting. His injuries aren’t considered life threatening.

The unnamed suspect was charged with conspiracy to commit assault with a dangerous weapon. Clements says police have surveillance video. The weapon hasn’t been recovered and more arrests are possible.


This story has been corrected to change the charge the suspect faces.

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