Suspect in Providence killing surrenders
Providence police said a suspect wanted in the shooting death of 20-year-old man surrendered Monday and that he was being questioned.
Police had an arrest warrant for 20-year-old Justice Andrade, who's accused of killing Ty-Shon Perry.
Investigators said Perry was standing outside a home on Allston Street when a man walked up and shot him at about 2 a.m. Saturday.
Police said Perry made it inside the home after being shot, but he died later at the hospital.
Family members said Perry was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
"I hope he gets caught, and does life without parole. I don't wish death on anybody but he deserves to serve time. Whoever he was looking for may or may not have been at that house, but Ty did not have anything to do with it at all," said Felicia Sanders.
Police said they know the location was targeted by the shooter, but that does not necessarily mean Perry was the target.
Candles and flowers mark the spot where his life was taken.
Relatives said Perry a good man and a great father with a promising future. Perry had passed the written exam for the state police and wanted to pursue law enforcement as a career.
He was supposed to start a new job with Pepsi on Monday, according to his family. Now, his family can only keep his memory alive for his 1-year-old son.
"He was there for my grandson, and now Amari doesn't have that. He just has us to tell him how good his father was," said Sanders.
Perry would have turned 21 next month. His mother was planning a party to celebrate. Instead, she is planning her son's funeral.