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Three indicted on murder and other charges following fatal shooting at Newport club

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Three local men have been indicted on murder and other charges concerning a fatal shooting on Valentine’s Day.

On Monday, the Statewide Grand Jury returned an indictment charging 30-year-old Shamik Steele of Newport with one count of murder; one count of discharge of a firearm while committing a crime of violence, resulting in death; one count of conspiracy to commit murder; one count of assault with a dangerous weapon; one count of conspiracy to commit assault with a dangerous weapon; one count of discharge of a firearm while committing a crime of violence, resulting in injury; and one count of possession of a firearm by a person prohibited.

47-year-old Duane Logan of Newport was indicted with one count of murder; one count of discharge of a firearm while committing a crime of violence, resulting in death; one count of conspiracy to commit murder; one count of assault with a dangerous weapon; one count of conspiracy to commit assault with a dangerous weapon; and one count of discharge of a firearm while committing a crime of violence, resulting in injury.

28-year-old Xavier Perry of Newport was indicted with one count of murder; one count of discharge of a firearm while committing a crime of violence, resulting in death; one count of conspiracy to commit murder; one count of assault with a dangerous weapon; one count of conspiracy to commit assault with a dangerous weapon; and one count of discharge of a firearm while committing a crime of violence, resulting in injury.

At approximately 1:17 a.m. on Valentine’s Day, Officers responded to the Friendly Sons of Newport located at 3 Farewell Street for a 911 call of weapons in progress for a shooting. Two victims were immediately transported to Rhode Island Hospital where 1 victim succumbed to injuries.

Yordi Arevalo, died from multiple gunshot wounds.

The Investigation yielded a verbal argument took place prior to the shooting.

All three defendants are currently being held without bail at the Adult Correctional Institutions and are scheduled to be arraigned on August 18, 2022, in Newport County Superior Court.

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