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One dead following officer-involved shooting in Pawtucket

One person is dead following an shooting involving multiple officers that occurred early Friday morning in Pawtucket, R.I., according to police.

The shooting, which occurred in the area of 1414 Newport Ave. at approximately 6:15 a.m., Pawtucket police Detective Sergeant Christopher LeFort said.

No officers were injured. The suspect was pronounced dead at a local hospital at about 6:50 a.m., LeFort said.

LeFort declined to release the suspect’s name or details of the circumstances leading up to the shooting.

The shooting is currently under investigation by the Pawtucket Police Department, the Rhode Island State Police, and the Rhode Island Attorney General’s office, LeFort said.


John Hilliard can be reached at john.hilliard@globe.com.