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Justice Andrade Found Guilty of Murder

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Justice Andrade (age 23), of Providence, was found guilty today for the July 2014 murder of Ty Shon Perry in the City of Providence. The jury returned the verdict after eight hours of deliberations that followed the trial presided over by Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause. Andrade was found guilty of first degree murder, discharging a firearm while committing a crime of violence (murder), and possession of a firearm without a license.

During the three-week trial, the State proved that in the early morning hours of July 19, 2014, Andrade shot 20-year-old Ty Shon Perry in the back with a .40 caliber semi-automatic weapon, causing his death. Perry died of a single gunshot wound.

Ty Shon, who was not associated with any criminal street gang, was attending a gathering at the residence of a relative on River Avenue in Providence at the time of the shooting. Shortly before 2:00 AM the defendant, who associated with members of the Chad Brown gang, learned the location of the gathering and opened fire at the group. There were no other injuries.

Andrade has been held without bail since his arrest on July 22, 2014.

Providence Police Detectives Stephen Sullivan and Jason Simoneau led the investigation. Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the Criminal Division, Stacey Veroni and Special Assistant Attorney General Michael White, Jr., prosecuted the case on behalf of the Office of Attorney General.

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