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Police make arrest in shooting outside Providence nightclub

September 16, 2021 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police have made an arrest in connection with a fatal shooting outside a Providence nightclub last month.

Ahmad Crowell, 31, of Warwick was held without bail at his arraignment Wednesday on first-degree murder and firearms charges. He did not enter a plea and was referred to the public defender’s office.

Crowell is charged in the death of Daniel Zairis, 24, who was shot in the early morning hours of Aug. 28 outside the Revel Lounge, authorities said.

Zairis had been in the club and appeared to have been targeted, police have said. No motive was disclosed.

He was taken by friends to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Crowell was arrested earlier this week at a Seekonk, Massachusetts auto body shop, police said.