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Police conclude investigation into shooting deaths of Rhode Island couple



CUMBERLAND — Chief Matthew J. Benson has issued a final update into the investigation of the deaths of two people on June 22.

An investigation of the facts and circumstances by Cumberland Police detectives, working with the Rhode Island State Police, Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha’s office and the Office of State Medical Examiners, has determined that 42-year-old Courtney Huard was the victim of a domestic homicide due to marital issues and was fatally shot by her husband 51-year-old Eric Huard.

The investigation has also determined that Eric Huard subsequently fatally shot himself.

“I would like to recognize the diligent efforts and collaborative approach of Cumberland Police detectives, the Rhode Island State Police, Attorney General Neronha’s office and the Office of State Medical Examiners,” Chief Benson said. “We are reminded that there are three children who lost their parents, and two families that are devastated by the loss of their loved ones. Our thoughts continue to be with them at this time.”

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