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State police identify troopers in fatal I-95 shooting

PROVIDENCE, R. I. – Rhode Island State Police have released the names of the troopers involved in a deadly shooting on a busy stretch of Interstate 95.

The department says Detective Lt. Cynthia Trahan, Corporal Scott R. Carlsten, Detective Corporal Herbert D. Tilson and Trooper Garrett S. Hassett fired 23 shots after Thursday’s high-speed chase of a pickup truck. All too late.

The providence Police last week identified five of their officers, who had also fired, killing the 32-year-old Joseph Santos and the wounding of a woman.

The chase came as police were looking for another man who had stolen a state police cruiser and were looking for a white pick-up in connection with that incident.

The trooper whose cruiser was stolen was identified as Michael J. Doherty.

Col. Ann Assumpico says both incidents are being investigated.

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Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com

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