PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Providence police and the Rhode Island Attorney General’s office are investigating an officer-involved shooting.
A spokesperson for Attorney General Peter Kilmartin confirmed that the AG’s office is assisting the Providence Police Department in the investigation.
Major David Lapatin told Eyewitness News the shooting happened at about 12:30 Sunday morning. A Providence police officer allegedly shot Adryan Boisseau of Providence, who was taken to Rhode Island Hospital and is expected to survive.
Witnesses told Eyewitness News that they saw numerous Providence police units in the area of Dixon Street and Stamford Avenue in the city’s Elmwood section, and heard three gunshots following a foot chase.
Boisseau is facing numerous charges including two counts of felony assault, possessing an illegal firearm, and firing a gun in a compact area. He is expected to be arraigned when he is released from the hospital.
The unnamed officer involved has been placed on administrative duty.