CRANSTON, R.I. — A firefighter is dead and a former police officer has been arrested in a shooting in Rhode Island, apparently stemming from a neighborhood dispute.
Cranston Fire Chief James Gumbley said Lt. James Pagano was killed Sunday. He was a well-liked and well-respected firefighter since 1991.
Former Providence police Officer Nicholas Gianquitti was arrested and ordered held without bail Monday on a murder charge. The Cranston police chief, Stephen McGrath, said the shooting occurred at Gianquitti's home on a quiet, dead-end street with children present.
Details of the dispute were not immediately clear.
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Gianquitti was on the force in Providence in 1992 and 1993 before he injured his knee and went on disability.