Providence police searching for man accused of killing mother’s boyfriend

Richard Price (Police photo)

Providence police on Monday asked the public to help them find a man who has been accused of killing his mother’s boyfriend.

Authorities said they are searching for 47-year-old Richard Price.

Police said they responded to Pine and Stewart streets on August 6 after they received a report that a woman got into an argument with her boyfriend in a nearby apartment.

The woman allegedly called her son, who was later identified as Price.

Price, along with the woman's grandson, 25-year-old Richard Ramos, came over and allegedly began fighting with her boyfriend, 60-year-old Wayne Lee.

Police said Price and Lee were fighting in the apartment. Authorities said the altercation eventually moved outside, with Price hitting Lee over the head and knocking him unconscious.

Investigators believe Lee might have been hit with some kind of sharp object, like a club or a stick. A witness, according to the police report, saw Price swinging around a pool cue at people who drove by “in an apparent attempt to prevent them from observing Lee on the sidewalk.”

Lee died from his injuries on August 15 at Rhode Island Hospital. Police tried to arrest Price last week on Miller Avenue, but he ran away.

Police arrested Ramos on August 15. He was charged with conspiracy to commit felony assault and released on bail.

"I just hope they find him before he hurts somebody else,” Vernon Martin, of Providence, said. "It definitely makes me check my surroundings and definitely puts me on alert."

Lapatin didn’t know if the 65-year-old woman at the center of the argument, who hasn’t been identified, will face any charges, citing the case is under investigation.

If you have information about Price’s whereabouts, contact police.

(NBC 10's Danielle Kennedy contributed to this report.)

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