5 held in shooting death of Providence teen

George Holland II

Providence police said Monday that four adults and one juvenile were charged in the shooting death of a Providence teenager.

Police said 17-year-old George Holland II was shot to death Tuesday at 145 Colfax St.

The adults were arraigned in Providence District Court on charges of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder and were ordered held without bail.

Police identified the adults as Ashner Alexis, 18, no permanent address; Alain Bedame, 18, of Pawtucket; Limamou Ndoye, 19, of Providence; and Anthony Moore, 21, of Woonsocket.

The juvenile is being held at the Training School pending a hearing in Family Court on Friday. He was also charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

Police said Holland was shot through a window while visiting his girlfriend at her home on the city's South Side.

Police aren't saying who they believe the target was, but they said three of the suspects met in Providence to talk about shooting someone, and then met up with the other suspect and the juvenile in Woonsocket.

"They obtained a gun there. They drove back to the city, and that's where they committed the murder," Maj. David Lapatin said.

Relatives said they learned of the arrests at Holland's wake and funeral service Monday morning.

Several went to court afterward to see their loved one's alleged killers face a judge.

"You know my family can start healing and not worry about them being on the streets to do this to anybody else's family," Gina Bly, an aunt of the victim, said.