Woonsocket man sentenced to prison in love triangle shooting

Mugshot courtesy of the Woonsocket Police Department

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Woonsocket man has been sentenced to prison for shooting a man in a dispute over the victim’s girlfriend.

Attorney General Peter Kilmartin says 28-year-old Lorenzo Hicks-Hinson was sentenced Friday in Superior Court to serve 15 years behind bars, followed by 20 years suspended with probation. He was charged with shooting and seriously injuring David Harmon in Woonsocket last March.

Prosecutors said the victim had gone to Hick-Hinson’s apartment to confront him about dating Harmon’s girlfriend while Harmon was away in prison.

They said the conversation became “heated” and Hicks-Hinson shot Harmon twice in the abdomen. Hicks-Hinson told police it was self-defense.

Hicks-Hinson pleaded guilty to felony assault, discharge of a firearm while committing a crime of violence and other firearms charges.

A defense attorney said he had no comment on his client’s behalf.

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