Man,36, arrested in double fatal shooting outside Providence nightclub

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Kerwins Pimental Death – Obituary : According to Providence Police, a Rhode Island man was arrested Wednesday in connection to the fatal shooting of two Boston men outside a Providence nightclub.

36-year-old Miguel Lacourt, of Johnston was arrested at about 4 p.m. during a traffic stop in the Providence suburb.

Providence Police Commander Thomas Verdi stated, Lacourt was wanted on a warrant for the shooting at the Fuego Lounge in the city’s Elmwood neighborhood earlier this month.

According to reports, the victims were identified by the police as Mario Diaz, 27, and Kerwins Pimental, 29.

The men were among a group of 10 friends celebrating a birthday at Fuego Lounge on Aug. 7th, when a physical altercation broke out with another group sometime after 2 a.m., Providence police stated.

According to investigators, while they were outside the nightclub, a person retrieved a gun from a vehicle and shot Diaz and Pimental.

Police disclosed they are working to determine if the two groups knew each other before the confrontation.

Diaz died at the scene and Pimental was pronounced dead at Rhode Island Hospital. The shootings marked the city’s 14th and 15th homicides this year, reports states.