Suspect in home invasion, shooting, police chase ordered held

A Volkswagen Passat being pursued by police crashed into a van at Routes 122 and 116 in Cumberland on Thursday, May 1, 2014.

A 26-year-old Woonsocket man accused of invading a home and leading police on a chase was ordered held without bail Friday.

Michael Ebiwa was arraigned in Providence District Court on felony charges including assault with a dangerous weapon and breaking and entering.

Police said Ebiwa is the man responsible for a string of crimes Thursday that began with a home invasion in Woonsocket .

"Mr. Ebiwa was lying in wait between the second- and third-floor landing for the residents to come home, at which time he assaulted them with his handgun," said Woonsocket police Capt. Adam Remick.

One of the victims of the home invasion said he escaped with his brother and mother. The man said Ebiwa didn't say anything during the altercation.

Police said Ebiwa drove to Providence, where he ditched one car and carjacked a man a block away.

Mahmoud Eid said he was shot in the foot by Ebiwa.

"This guy, he shouldn't see the sun anymore," said Eid.

NBC 10 had the only face-to-face interview with Eid.

"He shot two bullets. One came to the ground. One (went) through my foot," Eid said.

Investigators said Ebiwa led police on a chase into Cumberland, where he crashed into a van and was arrested.

Police said they found Ebiwa with a "bag of goodies." They said he had a gun, more than $1,000 and also tape and zipties.

"We're pursuing somebody that if you don't catch them, you could lay a bet that they're going to kill someone," said Col. Steven O'Donnell of Rhode Island State Police. "