Authorities searching home near scene of Central Falls shooting

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (WPRI) — Police in Central Falls have returned to the street where a man was shot early Friday morning.

The crime happened around 1:45 a.m. on Beacon Street – just one block from the city’s police and fire headquarters.

Police said 23-year-old Felix Cepeda, of Central Falls, was shot inside a car and was transported to Rhode Island Hospital. He is now in stable condition, according to police.

Members of the Central Falls Police Department, as well as detectives from the Rhode Island State Police, returned to Beacon Street Friday night to conduct and investigation and execute a search warrant.

Officials said information gathered during the day led police to the home but no one was inside when they arrived.

Central Falls officials told Eyewitness News they were lucky to get information on the shooting as quickly as they did.

After finding shell casings outside the home, police quickly applied for a search warrant to focus their efforts on the second-floor of the triple-decker.

Witnesses said they saw officers taking window panes out of the second-floor windows.

Detectives on the street were dressed in tactical gear – but we’re told that is standard procedure when there is a gun involved.

Police said the man who was shot isn’t saying much about the situation – but officials do have one suspect in mind.

There is no threat to the public, according to police.

Anyone with information should contact Central Falls Police.

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