Police investigating Pawtucket homicide

Police investigating Pawtucket homicide

PAWTUCKET – Officers from the Pawtucket Police Department are investigating the shooting death of Ryan Almeida, 21, who lived in both Pawtucket and Providence.

On Dec. 24, at approximately 5 a.m., police were called to the area of 90 Leonard Jenard Drive in response to a shooting. Officers found Almeida lying on the ground near the home. Almeida appeared to have at least one wound, which appeared to be caused by a gunshot. He was transported to Rhode Island Hospital where he later died from his injuries.

The investigation is in its early stages and is ongoing, according to police. Additional information will be available once it is available.

Anyone with information concerning the shooting is asked to call the Pawtucket Police Department at 401-727-9100 and ask for either Sgt. Brandley, at ext. 740, Det. Rosciti, at ext. 737, or Det. Silva, at ext. 760.