Police believe they've found missing East Providence officer's gun

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EAST PROVIDENCE — Law enforcement personnel believe they have found the missing weapon stolen from an East Providence Police officer two weeks ago. The gun, a city-issued 45-caliber gun Glock21 model service weapon, was stolen over two weeks ago by a person known to the officer. East Providence, Cranston and State Police have been actively seeking the whereabouts of a missing gun belonging to a high-ranking EPPD officer ever since. Two sources told The Post, some time Tuesday, Nov. 26, law enforcement made an arrest of a second suspect at a Cranston residence. They found a weapon, though have yet to officially deem it the missing piece.
According to sources, the son of an EPPD officer, among the group top level administrators, removed the gun from his father’s home two weeks ago. The son, who is believed to have some sort of gang-related ties, got into an argument with one or both of his parents. Police responded to the incident, but no arrests were made. Police later made two arrests, including that of the officer's son and another suspect, the latter in Cranston as well.

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