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DaShawn Cole, 28
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
September 07, 2018

Agencies: Pawtucket Police Department Rhode Island

Last updated: 7 months ago

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A 28-year-old Pawtucket man, DaShawn Cole, was killed Friday morning in what city officials described as an “officer-involved shooting.”

Pawtucket Police Chief Tina Goncalves, speaking at a news conference Friday afternoon, said officers received a call at about 6:15 a.m. reporting of a man with a gun.

She said three officers confronted DaShawn Cole, who she said then assaulted the officers with a gun — although she did not say whether he fired the weapon.

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September 2018 ACLU Statement

A grand jury found that police officers were justified in fatally shooting 28-year-old Cole.