Local News
Eyewitness Sports
Medical Coverage
Call 12 For Action
Target 12 Investigators
More Details
What's On WPRI
What's On Fox
This Morning Weekend
2 Minute Test Drive
Experts Online
Online Store
Chopper 12
Station Info

 May 3, 2005
Suspect accused of killing detective ordered held without bail
Email to a Friend Printer Friendly Version  

PROVIDENCE, R.I. A man accused of taking a detective's gun while being questioned -- and then killing him with it -- has been ordered held without bail.

Authorities say the shooting happened while Detective James Allen was questioning the suspect at police headquarters in Providence, Rhode Island, yesterday about a stabbing. Esteban Carpio was not under arrest at the time, and had been taken out of handcuffs.

Carpio did not enter a plea to a murder charge at an arraignment today. His face appeared bruised and bloody at the court appearance. Police say he hurt himself when he jumped from a third-floor window at the police building. He was captured a few blocks away,

His family says Carpio had been trying to seek help for mental health problems.

Copyright 2005 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Local News
One person dies in group home fire
Governor agrees to pay fine in ethics probe
Eyewitness News RSS Feeds
Try the very latest way to read Eyewitness News headlines. Never miss an important story!
Federal authorities prohibit using airfield for overflow parking
Bill providing for chemical testing of drivers goes to vote
Governor endorses aircraft carrier museum plan
Groups host asthma awareness at Statehouse event today
Police say speed, slippery roads may have caused fatal car accident
Providence mayor to present proposed budget
Kent County Water Ban Called Off
National News  more» 
Memorial adds 78 names of journalists who died on assignment last year
Government approves whooping cough booster
Man accused of throwing chair during N-B-A brawl gets probation
New York man returns long overdue book -- with big fine
Missing Bride BULLETIN KILL Advisory
Judge in Florida approves abortion for 13-year-old
D-A says runaway bride had broken previous engagement
Rader to enter plea in B-T-K serial killings case
Prosecution psychiatrist to testify in trial of accused highway shooter
Send questions and comments about this website to the .
All content © Copyright 2003-2005 WorldNow, WPRI, WNAC and Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.