Police release sketch of barbershop killer

Sketch of suspect released by East Providence Police following A'Vant's murder.

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Police in East Providence have released a sketch of the man they say shot and killed the owner of a city barbershop this week.

Yusef A’Vant, 42, was killed Wednesday afternoon at Krazy Kuts on Pawtucket Avenue.

Police said the suspect is a black male in his late 30s to early 40s, standing about 5-foot-11 and weighing approximately 180 pounds, and was seen wearing camouflage jacket at the time of the shooting.

A motive for the violence is not yet clear.

Anyone with any information is asked to immediately contact the East Providence Police Detective Division at (401) 435-7600.

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