PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — Pawtucket police late Wednesday afternoon officially identified the man who was fatally shot on Halloween.
Confirming what friends already told Eyewitness News, police said Matthew Reverdes was the victim who was shot on Harrison Avenue Monday.
While the investigation is ongoing, police said the shooting appears to be an isolated incident and not related to the surrounding neighborhood. However, the department will be deploying extra patrols in the immediate area to “ensure the safety of the neighborhood.”
Friend Rakim Sanders described Reverdes as a family man who leaves behind a daughter.
Police have not revealed what may have led up to the shooting. As of Wednesday afternoon, they had not made any arrests in connection with the crime.
The city of Pawtucket has seen a number of shootings with multiple injuries in the last five months.
On September 26, police found a man shot in the head in a car that was crashed on Underwood Street.
Later that same week, two people were injured after a shooting on West Avenue and Sterry Street in what appeared to a drive-by shooting.
No arrests have been made in any of those cases.