Police: Man Shot, Killed By Officers Knew Suspect In Cruiser Theft

PROVIDENCE (CBS) — Providence Police confirmed Tuesday that the man who was shot and killed after a pursuit last Thursday was in fact acquainted with another man who they say stole a police cruiser while in custody earlier that day.

They said Joseph Santos, 32, the shooting victim, did know Donald Morgan, 35, accused in the cruiser theft, but did not elaborate on how.

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Donald Morgan. (Rhode Island State Police)

“The two knew each other but beyond that I am not sure what their exact relationship was,” a Providence Police spokesperson told WBZ-TV.

Officers tried to stop Santos’ truck as part of the search for Morgan, leading to the chase that ended in Santos’ death.

Police initially said the cruiser theft and the shooting were related, but said Santos was not a suspect in the theft of the cruiser.

Santos was killed by police…

Original published: 2017-11-14 12:35:17 Read the full Boston News here


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