- Associated Press - Sunday, April 10, 2016

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) - The family of a man killed by Pawtucket police is seeking more answers about the night he was shot after brandishing a BB gun.

The family of 24-year-old Dominique Silva told WPRI-TV (https://bit.ly/23upO7j) that no public official reached out to the family after his death.

Members of the family held a peaceful demonstration Saturday in front of City Hall. Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien told the station he’ll personally call Silva’s family to apologize and offer his condolences this week.

Silva was shot March 24 after police responded to reports of a man making threats with a handgun.

Silva fled when approached by Officer Julianne Borsari. She shot him after he pointed the gun at her at least twice. The state Attorney General’s office is reviewing the shooting.



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