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Fall River man murdered outside of Providence strip club; three friends were with victim

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A Fall River man was killed early this morning in a stabbing outside of a Providence strip club.

According to Providence Police Major David Lapatin, just before 1:00 a.m., Patrol responded to 361 Charles Street, Cadillac Lounge, for a disturbance. A 911 call also came in stating a stabbing victim from Cadillac Lounge was being transported in a private vehicle to Rhode Island Hospital.

The stabbing victim, a 26-year-old man from Fall River, was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Lapatin stated that he was with three friends. All from Fall River. A group of three people were also inside the Cadillac Lounge and followed the victim and friends to the parking lot. One person confronted the victim and stabbed him. Those three fled in two cars, a white Cherokee and a grey Hyundai.

In an emergency closure hearing for Cadillac Lounge that took place at 11:00 a.m. this morning, the business has been ordered to shut down for 72 hours, according to WJAR 10.

The homicide is under investigation.

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