In a press release on Tuesday, Newport Police Department said that it is continuing to investigate a double shooting that occurred in the early morning hours on February 14th.

On 2/14/22 at approximately 0117 hours, Officers responded to the Friendly Sons of Newport located at 3 Farewell Street for a 911 call of weapons in progress for a  shooting. Two victims were immediately transported to Rhode Island Hospital where 1 victim succumbed to injuries. The deceased, identified as Yordi Arevalo died from multiple gunshot wounds. 

Newport Police says that the investigation yielded a verbal argument that took place prior to the shooting.  

As a result of the investigation information from Patrol Units and Detectives resulted in obtaining an  Affidavit and Arrest Warrant for Shamik Steele for Murder and Felony Assault. An Affidavit and Arrest  Warrant was also obtained for Xavier Perry and Duane Logan for Conspiracy to commit Murder, according to Newport Police.

Newport Police says that Xavier  Perry was located on 2/14/22 at approximately 0915 hours by patrol units, he was taken into custody without incident. In addition, the Detective Division with assistance from Middletown and Tiverton  Police developed information that Shamik Steele was staying at a residence in West Warwick.  

On 02/15/22, Newport Police Detectives, with the assistance of State Police, West Warwick, Coventry,  and East Providence Police Departments located Shamik Steele at a residence in West Warwick and took him into custody without incident. Newport Police Detectives are continuing to gather more information for this incident and there is still an active Arrest Warrant for Duane Logan at the time of this release.  

Newport Police say that both Steele and Perry were arraigned today in District Court on the charges of Murder, Conspiracy to  Commit Murder, Felony Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, and Possession of a Firearm during a crime of violence, both were Held without Bail at the ACI. This investigation is still ongoing and Newport  

Police encourage anyone with any information on this incident or the whereabouts of Duane Logan to  contact Detective Stephen Carrig at scarrig@cityofnewport.com or call 401-847-1306 for immediate assistance. 

Original Story

The Newport Police Department is presently investigating a double shooting that occurred early morning on Monday, February 14.

Lieutenant April Amaral shared the following update with What’s Up Newp at 4:14 pm on February 14;

The Newport Police Department is presently investigating a double shooting that occurred early morning on February 14th. On 2/14/22 at approximately 0117 hours, Officers responded to the Friendly Sons of Newport located at 3 Farewell Street for a 911 call of weapons in progress for a possible shooting.  

Two victims were immediately transported to Rhode Island Hospital where 1 victim succumbed to injuries and the 2nd has since been released with non-life-threatening gunshot injuries. The  decedent died from multiple gunshot wounds 

The victims’ family has been notified and the Newport Police Department will continue to work continuously to conclude the investigation for the family of the deceased identified as Yordi  Arevalo a 25-year-old male from Newport, Rhode Island. Arevalo succumbed from his injuries of numerous gunshot wounds. 

The 2nd victim identified as a 30-year-old male, Aroldo M. Noel Paniaqua from Newport, Rhode  Island was released from Rhode Hospital earlier today for minor injuries cause by gunshot wounds. 

Friendly Sons of Newport is a private social club.

Newport Police Department said in a press release earlier today that this is an isolated incident with no threat to the Newport community or surrounding neighboring areas.

There have not been any arrests at this time and detectives are presently speaking to those involved. 

This story is developing and will be updated.

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