Press Release: East Providence police arrest man on firearms and domestic charges

East Providence Police Department
Captain Michael Rapoza
Public Information Officer

East Providence police arrest man on firearms and domestic charges

EAST PROVIDENCE, RI – The East Providence Police Department reports the arrest of 37-year-old Kevin Rodrigues of East Providence following an initial call for shots fired on City View Avenue during the early morning hours of October 28, 2023. Officers responded to the area and located a spent shell casing in the roadway. After a brief investigation, it was learned that six shots were fired from a black vehicle before it sped from the scene.
Detectives investigated the incident and learned that Rodrigues had threatened to shoot various people and engage the police in a shootout. Investigators learned that Rodrigues operated a similar vehicle involved in the shooting and recently was in possession of several firearms. A subsequent investigation revealed Rodrigues was involved in an attempted break and entering to an estranged family member’s home at a different location in the city in the early morning hours of October 29, 2023.
Members of the patrol and detective divisions were able to arrest Rodrigues outside of his residence on Fort Street without incident at approximately 5 p.m. on October 29, 2023. A subsequent court-ordered search warrant was executed at his residence. The following items were seized from Rodrigues’s residence:
• Approximately 700 rounds of pistol, rifle, and shotgun ammunition
• Two semi-automatic pistols
• One AR-15 rifle
• One shotgun
• Several large-capacity magazine/feeding devices
• Two vials of Testosterone
A search warrant was also issued and executed on Rodrigues’ vehicle. Detectives located the same type of ammunition in the vehicle that was located at the scene of the shooting.
Rodrigues was arraigned Monday afternoon on the following charges:
• Discharge Firearm From a Vehicle
• Attempted Breaking and Entering (Domestic)
• Disorderly Conduct (Domestic)
• Vandalism (Domestic)
• Large Capacity Feeding Devices Prohibited (2 counts)
• Obstructing Officer in Execution of Duty
He was released on $10,000 surety bail.