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No Bail for Suspect Charged With Shooting Rhode Island Officer

Tyler Chandler Woonsock Police Department
Woonsocket Police Department

A suspect charged with shooting a Rhode Island police officer during an early morning foot chase has been held without bail.

Tyler Chandler, with a visible eye injury, was held during his court appearance Tuesday where he faced charges including several counts of assault with a deadly weapon. He did not enter a plea.

Prosecutors say the 22-year-old Chandler of Portsmouth shot Woonsocket Officer Travis Young in the thigh early Monday morning after he was spotted walking city streets with a gun in his hand.

Young was treated at the hospital and released.

Chandler was apprehended after a two-hour standoff in a parking lot during which police used a concussion grenade.

No lawyer was listed for Chandler in online court records and the judge referred him to the public defender's office.

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