Male gets 14 years in jail for function in Providence gang shootout



PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI)– Among the shooters associated with a gang-related shootout that left 9 individuals injured in 2015 has actually discovered his penalty.

Ricardo Cosme Tejada, 21, pleaded guilty to a number of charges associated with the shooting, in addition to a different occurrence where he was discovered to be in belongings of a “ghost weapon,” according to the workplace of Rhode Island Chief Law Officer Peter Neronha.

For the shooting, Cosme Tejada was sentenced to serve 14 years at the ACI, followed by a 20-year suspended sentence with twenty years of probation, the AG’s workplace stated. He likewise got a concurrent five-year sentence with 2 to serve at the ACI and 3 suspended with probation for the ghost weapon.

According to the AG’s workplace, the state was prepared to show that Cosme Tejada and 3 other males brought up outside a Carolina Opportunity house on the night of Might 13, 2021, and opened fire at members of a competing gang who were on the front patio. A minimum of 2 of those individuals returned fire.

Authorities stated they discovered more than 50 invested shell cases of numerous qualities at the scene. A subsequent search of the house showed up a number of weapons, consisting of some with the identification numbers gotten rid of, together with handgun and rifle publications of differing sizes and more than 500 rounds of ammo.

Cosme Tejada pleaded guilty to charges of attack with an unsafe weapon, discharge of a gun throughout a criminal offense of violence leading to injury, conspiracy to dedicate attack with an unsafe weapon, conspiracy to release a gun throughout a criminal offense of violence, bring a handgun without a license, and conspiracy to bring a handgun without a license. The attack and conspiracy to dedicate attack charges had a criminal street gang improvement connected, according to the AG’s workplace.

He likewise pleaded guilty to belongings of a ghost weapon. The AG’s workplace stated the crammed weapon was discovered in his cars and truck after he was pulled over by Rhode Island State Authorities on I-95 in Providence a couple of weeks prior to the shooting.

His codefendants, George Rios, Reynaldo Rivera and Jordanny Britto, each pleaded guilty last month to felony charges for their functions in the shootout.

Rios, 19, and Britto, 21, were sentenced to 32 years in jail with 12 to serve and 20 suspended with probation, while Rivera, 20, was sentenced to thirty years in jail with 10 to serve and 20 suspended with probation.

The AG’s workplace stated 2 other males likewise pleaded guilty for their participation. David Carides Jr., 25, was sentenced to ten years with 2 to serve at the ACI and the rest suspended with probation. Daniel Carides, 27, was sentenced to 6 years with 18 months to serve and the rest suspended with probation.