Police involved shooting early Saturday morning in Cranston
By Matthew White
CRANSTON, R.I. — Cranston Police tell NBC 10 an officer-involved shooting occurred early Saturday morning. At approximately 2:30 a.m., officers attempted to pull over a driver suspected of driving under the influence on Plainfield Street. The vehicle did not stop for police and continued into the city of Providence. Police continued to pursue the vehicle and once stopped, the driver exited the vehicle and pointed a firearm at Cranston Police officers. One officer pulled his gun and discharged, injuring the suspect. The suspect was transported to Rhode Island Hospital for non-life threatening injuries and was thereafter discharged and released into the custody of Providence Police. No names have been released at this time. According to Cranston Police, the incident is currently under investigation by Cranston Police, Providence Police, Rhode Island State Police and the Attorney General's Office.
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