Unusual twist discovered during murder investigation

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Unusual twist discovered during murder investigation

Postby newportri » Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:48 pm

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — While Providence detectives were investigating a city murder, they uncovered another plot; a Providence gang member impersonating as a street worker.

As part of the murder investigation, police interviewed a 16-year-old boy about the stabbings that killed Colby Mendonca and wounded his roommate Russell Gleason, in a fight outside a Walgreens on Elmwood Avenue in Providence on July 11.

One alleged gang member, 18-year-old Erico Montalvo was charged with murder and assault. But, police were still looking for other accomplices.

The 16-year-old’s mother agreed to send her son to speak to detectives, but she said a street worker from the Institute for the Study and Practice of Non-Violence would be there.

Providence police were suspicious of the alleged street worker who insisted on being with the teen while he was questioned. The man interrupted detectives numerous times saying:

“You don’t have to tell them nothing. You don’t have to help them. You aren’t going to help them put one of ours in jail.”

Police identified the fake street worker as 23-year-old Angel Flores, a Providence gang member who has a long criminal record.

Teny Gross, Exec. Director of Nonviolence Institute said the discovery is disappointing.

“For people who deal with violence in the community, this young person doesn’t get it.”

Flores has been charged with obstructing police, which carries up to a year in prison.

Meanwhile, police said they are continuing to investigate Mendonca’s murder.

This is exactly the same thing one of Teny's guys would have said anyway..
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