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Man arrested for murder in North Providence home invasion

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By: Dee DeQuattro

Email: ddequattro@abc6.com

Twitter:@deedequattro

The man believed to be responsible for the shooting death of 26-year-old Richard Catalano in North Providence on Sunday has been arraigned at the hospital.

24-year-old Dari Max Garcia has been charged with first degree murder, 2 counts assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, assault with intent to commit a felony, and several firearms charges. Garcia has an extensive criminal record and has served time behind bars in the past.

Garcia was arraigned on charges yesterday inside Rhode Island Hospital where he is being treated for a gunshot wound.

The incident happened just before midnight on Sunday when the suspect allegedly showed up at the Eliot Avenue attempting to gain access.

When he entered he had a gun and struggled with the victim's mother and step father. During the struggle police say that Garcia bit Catalano's mother's finger off and shot her in the throat.

Catalano was also shot and he was pronounced dead on the scene.

Police say when they arrived Garcia attempted to kill himself and was unsuccessfull. He was brought to the hospital to be treated for injuries while in police custody.

Catalano's mother is currently recovering from her injuries at Rhode Island Hospital.

Police are looking into whether the incident may be connected to a earlier incident involving a bogus shoe sale at an event at Brown University. 

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