PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The state medical examiner’s office says a man who was killed by police on a busy stretch of Interstate 95 in Rhode Island died of a gunshot wound to the neck.
A spokesman tells The Providence Journal that no additional information on the death of 32-year-old Joseph Santos is being released at this time.
State police and Providence officers fired more than 40 rounds at Santos following a high-speed chase on Thursday. Santos was killed and a passenger was injured.
Police say Santos tried to speed away from officers in a white pickup truck but got caught in traffic and repeatedly rammed another car.
The chase came as police were looking for a different man who had stolen a state police cruiser. They were looking for a white pickup in connection with that incident.