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Fugitive wanted for stealing police vehicle is caught

Fugitive wanted for stealing police vehicle is caught

In one video, filmed by a witness and then posted to Twitter, several officers can be seen with their guns drawn and what appears to be the white pickup truck the suspect was said to have stolen.

Clements said Morgan stole the cruiser around 9 a.m., and that an hour later, an eyewitness told an officer he saw someone fitting Morgan's description getting into a white pickup truck.

Police said the man killed in the pickup truck was 32-year-old Joseph Santos and his passenger was Christine Demers. No officers were hurt.

Law enforcement sources with direct knowledge of the investigation say shots were fired near the Providence Place Mall.

"As that vehicle is driving in a very aggressive manner, this vehicle is now being used as a weapon in an attempt to flee and it is hitting other cars, it is ramming at least one other auto", Col. Clements said as he walked reporters through the events leading up to Santos' death.

More than 40 rounds were fired by police into the truck, which had no weapons inside.

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After that, the bullet-riddled truck began pouring smoke, and police moved in.

Senior prosecutors from the state attorney general's office were also on scene, which is protocol for any officer-involved shooting, according to the office.

All officer-involved shootings in Rhode Island are reviewed by the State Police and Kilmartin's office, as well as the agency of the officer or officers who opened fire, authorities said. He was being transported to court and was left alone and handcuffed in the vehicle when the trooper stepped out to check on an accident, she said. "I want to sort through it. ..."

The shootout came less than two hours after a suspect being taken to court was left in a state police cruiser alone and stole it, driving it to a Providence neighborhood and abandoning it.

Police and the family had searched the house and area but didn't find her.