A man, Luis Roman, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for firing an AR-15-style ghost gun at a Providence police officer who was responding to a domestic violence call. The incident, which occurred on August 11, 2021, saw Roman plead guilty to eight charges, including assault with intent to murder. He pushed, hit, and choked a female victim during an argument at their apartment before firing at least 13 rounds at the cruiser, narrowly missing the officer inside. Following a standoff, police arrested Roman at a different location, where they found the rifle he used to carry out the attack, along with a stolen handgun and more ammunition from his apartment. Roman’s sentence includes 10 non-parolable years of a 30-year sentence at the ACI, with a 40-year, non-parolable suspended sentence. The ghost gun problem is still prevalent, warns Attorney General Peter Neronha.

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