Man sentenced to 12 years for Barrington shooting

Robert Fonseca was arrested in connection with a shooting in Barrington.

BARRINGTON, R.I. (WPRI) – An East Providence man was sentenced to serve 12 years in prison in connection with a shooting that seriously injured a Barrington man in February.

Robert Fonseca was sentenced Thursday after agreeing to plead guilty to gun-related charges stemming from the assault. Police said the shooting at the corner of Maple Avenue and Kirby Street was connected to a dispute over drugs.

Fonseca also received a 10-year concurrent sentence related to another charge. He will be on probation for 20 years when he is released, and was ordered to have no contact with the victim.