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Providence man found guilty of firearms and assault charges

Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Robert Rego (age 30), of Providence was found guilty today on charges of discharging a firearm while committing a crime of violence resulting in injury, carrying a firearm without a license, and assault with a dangerous weapon. The jury returned the verdict after a four-day trial presided over by Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause.

During the trial, the state proved beyond a reasonable doubt that in the early morning hours on January 3, 2017, Robert Rego shot and wounded Armande Moore with a .25 caliber pistol outside of a home on High Street in Central Falls. Rego and Moore became engaged in a dispute which resulted in Rego shooting Moore.

Rego is currently being held without bail and will be sentenced on a future date. The Central Falls Police Department led the investigation and Special Assistant Attorney General Matthew LaMountain prosecuted the case on behalf of the Office of the Attorney General.


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