Suspect charged with murder in Providence man's death

Justice Andrade

The suspect in a fatal shooting in Providence was arraigned on a murder charge Tuesday and ordered held without bail.

Justice Andrade surrendered to police Monday after a warrant was issued for his arrest. His next court hearing was scheduled for Aug. 5.

Andrade is accused of gunning down a 20-year-old man early Sunday morning.

Police said Ty-shon Perry was visiting a cousin on Allston Street when he was shot outside the home. By all accounts, Perry appeared to be an innocent bystander.

"The defendant allegedly approached the victim in this matter and fired a shot into his back. He was positively identified by a witness," a prosecutor said in court.

Police said Perry was with a group of people when the shooting happened and that gang members sought by Andrade may have been present.

Andrade was on foot when he allegedly shot Perry, but investigators said they have recovered a vehicle they believe may have been involved. Police are investigating if anyone else is connected to the shooting.

Perry was not a member of a gang and family members said he had a promising future. He was hoping to pursue a career in law enforcement.

"I tell you that this man was a good young man, never in the streets. He didn't bother anybody," said Felicia Sanders.

Perry leaves behind a 1-year-old son. The family has started an online campaign to raise money for Perry's funeral.