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Interim Report of the Statewide Grand Jury
Reported April 26, 2021


An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.



Justin Chandler (age 20)

East Providence, RI



On April 26, 2021, the Statewide Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Justin Chandler with one count of murder; one count of conspiracy to commit murder; one count of discharging a firearm while committing a crime of violence, murder; one count of assault with a dangerous weapon; one count of conspiracy to commit assault with a dangerous weapon; one count of discharging a firearm while committing a crime of violence, assault with a dangerous weapon resulting in permanent incapacity; one count of carrying a pistol without a license; one count of conspiracy to carry a pistol without a license; and one count of firing in a compact area.


The alleged acts occurred in the city of Providence at approximately 11:23 a.m. on December 4, 2020. The Providence Police Department conducted the investigation.


The defendant is scheduled to be arraigned on May 5, 2021 in Providence County Superior Court.




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