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EP barber fatally shot in shop

August 13, 2014

EAST PROVIDENCE – A well-known local barber was fatally shot in his Krazy Kuts business at 2400 Pawtucket Ave. Wednesday afternoon, a killing that has put residents of the neighborhood on edge.

Yusef Avant, 42, who has previously been listed as living in an apartment at the 2400 Pawtucket Ave. property, was shot inside the shop, and was transported by rescue to Rhode Island Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to East Providence Police.

East Providence Police Chief Christopher J. Parella, working at the scene Wednesday with department detectives and patrol officers, said the call of “shots fired” at Krazy Kuts came into police headquarters at about 2:05 p.m.

“When we arrived at the scene it was confirmed to be a shooting,” Parella said. “One person was transported to Rhode Island Hospital and that person was pronounced dead at the hospital,” Parella said.

Full story appears on page A1 of Thursday's Times and page A2 on Thursday's Call.

 

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