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Cranston Police find man deceased from gunshot wound after responding to home



Police found a man deceased after an afternoon standoff.

According to police, at 1:12 p.m. this afternoon, the Cranston Police Dispatch Center received a call that a suicidal male was inside a home on Pontiac Avenue and in possession of a firearm. Responding Officers formed a perimeter and alerted neighboring residents. Attempts to establish communication with the individual were unsuccessful.

At approximately 4:00 pm, Officers made entry into the second-floor apartment and found the forty-four-year-old male deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.

Our thoughts are with the man’s family during this difficult time.

If you, or someone you know, is experiencing a crisis or having thoughts of suicide, please call or text the Suicide and Crisis Hotline by dialing 988. Help is available 24/7. If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

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