June 20, 2024

East Providence PD investigate shooting; Make arrest in possibly-related domestic dispute

Andres Martinez of Central Falls arrested



On March 7, 2023 at approximately 3:40 a.m. East Providence

Police received a call reporting shots fired on Goldsmith Avenue. Upon officers’ arrival it was determined the shooting suspect fled the scene in a vehicle prior to the officers arriving in the area. It was also revealed that a domestic incident had occurred approximately 30 minutes prior

to the shooting inside the same residence.

Investigating officers learned that the suspect in the domestic disturbance, later identified as 19-year-old Andres Martinez of Central Falls had assaulted his girlfriend, took her cell phone and her vehicle. He then left the scene. Approximately 30 minutes later, three rounds were fired into the victim’s residence. One of the rounds entered the victim’s bedroom. None of the rounds struck any of the occupants in the home.

Members of the East Providence Police Detective Division responded and continued the investigation. Detectives were able to locate Martinez in Central Falls. With the assistance of the Central Falls Police Department, Martinez was taken into custody without incident. Martinez is being charged with the following:

 Domestic Simple Assault and Battery

 Domestic Disorderly Conduct

 Larceny from the Person

The circumstances and identity of the person responsible for the shooting remains under active investigation.


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