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 May 14, 2005
Murder charge filed in detective�s killing inside police headquarters
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- One count of murder has been filed against the man held in the shooting death of a Providence police detective at the city�s public safety complex.

Police are identifying the defendant as 26-year-old Esteban Carpio. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison without parole, according to police.

They say Detective James Allen was questioning Carpio about the stabbing of an 84-year-old woman when Carpio somehow managed to get Allen�s service weapon, then shot him.

Police Chief Dean Esserman says Carpio then jumped out a third-floor window and fled, but was soon apprehended.

Esserman would not discuss in detail the events leading up to the shooting. He also would not discuss the procedures officers are supposed to follow when questioning suspects, and would not say if there were witnesses.

He did say Carpio had previously been handcuffed�though he wasn�t at the time of the shooting.


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