Prior Market Street assault results in one fatality

Posted 9/16/21

An incident that took place on Aug. 26 on Market Street has resulted in the death of one man involved.

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Prior Market Street assault results in one fatality


The Warren Police Department announced on Thursday that a prior incidence of violence that occurred on Market Street on Aug. 26 has resulted in the death of 54-year-old Richard Raymond.

According to Mr. Raymond's obituary, he was born in Woonsocket and was employed as a painter before becoming disabled.

The  incident is under active investigation.

The full press release from the WPD is below:

On August 26th, 2021, Warren Police Department officers responded to the intersection of Market Street and Sanders Street in Warren after the department received multiple calls for a disturbance between two males possibly involving a knife.

Upon officers arriving in the area, the two adult male’s (Age: 54, Age: 43) involved in the initial disturbance were located on scene along with a third individual who was a juvenile. One of the adult male’s (Age:54) was observed to be on the ground and to have severe injuries to his head after allegedly being struck in the head by an aluminum bat. A knife was also recovered on scene. Warren Rescue transported this male to Rhode Island Hospital for serious life threatening injuries.

All involved parties have been identified and it appears that the two adult individuals were known to each other and the juvenile was known to one of the involved adult parties.

The Rhode Island State Medical Examiner’s Office reported that on September 12th, 2021, the male who had been transported to the hospital, Richard Raymond, had succumbed to his injuries. The case is currently under investigation by the Warren Police Department and has been forwarded to the Attorney General’s Office for review.

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