Providence Man Sentenced in Gang Shooting Outside Nightclub

A Providence man has been sentenced to serve 45 years in prison for a gang-related shooting outside of a city nightclub.

Attorney General Peter Kilmartin says 24-year-old Denzel Barboza was sentenced Friday to 58 years, with 45 years to serve, on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, possession of a pistol without a license and related crimes.

Prosecutors say Barboza is a member of the Harriet Street, or H-Block, street gang.

They say Barboza and co-defendant Raymond Figueroa argued with rival gang member Angel Toj before Barboza shot Toj in the head Dec. 12 outside the Roxy nightclub. Figueroa is accused of giving Barboza the gun.

Toj survived but lost vision in his right eye.

Prosecutors say Figueroa is being held on bail on firearms charges.

Barboza's attorney couldn't be reached for comment.

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