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1 Arrested After Shots Fired at Officers, Pursuit

Police pursued the vehicle throughout Providence before ending the chase on Route 10

Providence RI Pursuit Route 10
WJAR

A police pursuit in Providence, Rhode Island, came to an end early Friday morning after police say the driver of a vehicle opened fire on officers.

According to necn affiliate WJAR, the incident began on Broad Street after officers responded to a fight involving two people in a parking lot when a crowd spilled over from the Aqua Lounge.

As officers dispersed the crowd, shots were fired from a sedan, which sped off.

Police pursued the vehicle throughout Providence before ending the chase on Route 10 after the driver hit a wire median and lost control.

The driver, identified as Larenta Draper, was arrested, and police say he was originally involved in the fight. A handgun was removed from his vehicle.

He is charged with felony assault with a dangerous weapon, several weapon related charges and resisting arrest.

Draper is set to be arraigned Friday. It was not immediately known if he has a lawyer.

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