Search for A'Vant murder suspect approaches two weeks


EAST PROVIDENCE — Approaching two weeks since the murder of 42-year-old businessman Yusef A'Vant in city, East Providence Police continue their quest to find the killer.

Discussing the case on Monday afternoon, Aug. 25, EPPD Detective Captain Richard Frazier said "we're still investigating" the shooting incident, which took the life of Mr. A'Vant, the owner/operator of the former Krazy Kuts barber shop located at 2402 Pawtucket Avenue, on the afternoon of Wednesday, Aug. 13.

Police released a composite sketch of the alleged suspect two days after the murder. Other than an accompanying description of the shooter — his approximated age, height and weight, his race and what he was supposed to be wearing on the day of the event — they have offered up few other specifics. Monday, Capt. Frazier remained rather vague as well.

On a possible reason for Mr. A'Vant's murder, all Capt. Frazier would say was "we're looking into anything and everything possible. We're looking into all leads and motives."

Murder, Yusef Avant


No comments on this story | Please log in to comment by clicking here
Please log in or register to add your comment

2016 by East Bay Newspapers

Barrington · Bristol · East Providence · Little Compton · Portsmouth · Prudence Island · Riverside · Rumford · Seekonk · Tiverton · Warren · Westport
Meet our staff
Mike Rego

Mike Rego has worked at East Bay Newspapers since 2001, helping the company launch The Westport Shorelines. He soon after became a Sports Editor, spending the next 10-plus years in that role before taking over as editor of The East Providence Post in February of 2012. To contact Mike to submit information, suggest story ideas or photo opportunities, etc., email