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An artist's composite sketch of the suspect in the murder of East Providence resident Yusef A'Vant.

Search for A’Vant murder suspect approaches two weeks

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

East Providence Police Chief Chris Parella (left) and Captain Bruce Kidman talk at the scene of Wednesday's murder.

E.P. Police Chief Parella assuages fears of residents

EAST PROVIDENCE — As a resident of the city and obviously a well-known figure because of his position, East Providence Police Chief Christopher Parella empathizes with those who live and work around the 2402 Pawtucket Ave. location where Yusef A’Vant was gunned down by an assailant Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 13. The chief understands the concern

A police sketch of the suspect in the murder of Yusef A'Vant in East Providence on August 13.

Police release sketch of suspect in E.P. shooting

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police, Friday, Aug. 15, released a sketch of the suspect in the murder of a city man two days earlier. In releasing the rendering, EPPD Detective Captain Richard Frazier said the suspect is a black male, aged between late 30s and early 40s, at an approximated height of 5-feet-11, and

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