Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Larenta Draper (age 25), of Pawtucket, RI, pleaded guilty today before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to weapons and assault charges for the April 15, 2016 shooting outside Club Aqua in Providence. Draper was sentenced to a 27 years with 17 years to serve and the remaining 10 years suspended, non-paroleable.
Had the case proceeded to trial, the State was prepared to prove that on April 15, 2016, at approximately 12:17 a.m., after an altercation inside Club Aqua, Draper exited the nightclub, got into his motor vehicle, and fired a .45 caliber Glock in the direction of the nightclub as he drove away. Bullets struck a nearby food truck. No one was injured.
Providence Police, who were on the scene for crowd control, pursued Draper's motor vehicle until it crashed on Route 10. Police found the firearm in the motor vehicle.
Providence Police Detectives Brian Dyer and Matthew Greely led the investigation and Special Assistant Attorneys General Joseph McBurney and Peter Roklan prosecuted the case on behalf of the Office of Attorney General.