The Newport Police Department announced on Friday morning that they have arrested a 21-year-old Middletown man who was wanted in connection to a shooting at Festival Field in April.

On April 24, 2018 at 7:55 pm, Newport Police responded to the Festival Field apartment complex at 90 Girard Avenue for a report of an individual who had been shot in the upper torso. The victim was a 22-year-old Newport resident and had been taken to the Newport Hospital then transferred to RI Hospital.

An investigation by Newport Police determined the shooter to be 21-year-old Calvin O. Febles of Middletown. Both the victim and Febles were familiar with each other and the incident took place following an argument. Febles fled from the scene and was no longer in the immediate vicinity at this time. The Newport Police Department obtained an arrest warrant for Febles with the assistance of the RI Attorney General’s Office. Febles was wanted for using a Firearm When Committing a Crime of Violence, Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, and other additional charges.

“On 05/10/18 at approximately 8 PM, members of the US Marshal/RISP violent fugitive task force, Fall River Police, Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Task Force and Newport Police departments located shooting suspect, Calvin Febles, hiding inside 2990 North Main Street, Fall River, MA,” the Newport Police Department issued press release stated today.” The residence and occupants were secured and Febles was taken into custody without incident. He was transported to the Fall River Police Department and held as a fugitive from justice from RI. The warrant for Febles is for Felony Assault, Discharge of a Firearm while Committing a Crime of Violence, Firing in a Compact Area, and License or Permit Required for Carrying a Pistol”.

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
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