- Associated Press - Sunday, February 12, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A homicide suspect shot by Providence police officers after a car chase remains hospitalized in serious condition and authorities have yet to speak with him.

The Providence Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2l4tFun ) that 24-year-old Raymond Paiva was at Rhode Island Hospital on Sunday.

Paiva and a passenger in the stolen car, 21-year-old Selena Martinez, were shot by two officers Friday night. Martinez was released from the hospital and arrested. Authorities said both were wanted in connection with a homicide in Bristol earlier Friday.

Police have not disclosed what prompted the shootings, but said no weapon was found in the car.

The officers who opened fire - Sgt. Curt Desautels and Officer Taylor Britto - are on administrative leave pending an investigation. Desautels was cleared in two previous non-fatal shootings.


Information from: The Providence Journal, https://www.providencejournal.com

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