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A man was shot and killed as he ate at a breakfast restaurant, two suspects now in cuffs

Source: Providence Police Department

Nov. 18 2021, Published 10:21 a.m. ET

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A man was shot multiple times inside a restaurant while he was out to breakfast with a friend in September, and now two men have been arrested in the case.

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Juan Rivera, 34, and Julio Castro, 34, were taken into custody earlier this month and charged with the murder of Jorge Garcia, according to WPRI.

Rivera was arrested at Boston Logan International Airport by Massachusetts State Police on Nov. 5, while Castro was arrested the same day on Ford Street in Providence, Rhode Island, WPRI reported.

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Both men were arraigned and ordered held without bail, according to WPRI.


On the morning of Sept. 25, cops say Garcia was eating breakfast with a friend at Roque’s Café and Restaurant when he was shot multiple times, WPRI reported.

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The 38-year-old was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to WPRI.

Investigators believe the incident was planned since the two suspects knew Garcia, WPRI reported.

Rivera and Castro have also drawn the interest of authorities in North Carolina who are investigating a murder at a national park, according to WPRI.

Josue Calderon, 33, was found dead along the Blue Ridge Parkway last month, and the North Carolina State Medical Examiner’s Office ruled his death a homicide, WPRI reported. The duo has yet to be charged in connection to that killing.


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