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03-29-2016, 08:07 AM

Man killed by Pawtucket police officer had BB gun
This was the first fatal officer-involved shooting in Pawtucket since 2012, and the 16th in Rhode Island in the last 15 years.
Updated at 8:10 AM 3/29/16

PAWTUCKET, R.I. The man shot and killed by a Pawtucket patrolwoman Thursday afternoon was holding a BB gun that looked like a real handgun, according to police.

The sequence of events that led to Dominque Silva's death along a chain-link fence on Webster Street began with a call about an armed robbery on Kenyon Avenue. It was around 5:30 p.m., still daylight, when a man told police that a Cape Verdean man wearing braids had threatened him with a .38 revolver, according to a police log.

Officer Julianne Borsari was on her way to the scene when she saw a man who fit the description of the gunman, said Sgt. Paul Brandley. The man was 24-year-old Silva, who turned around as Borsari's cruiser approached and drew a firearm on the officer, Brandley said.

Borsari, a former Marine, jumped out of her cruiser and ran after Silva, shouting at him to drop the gun, Brandley said. She chased Silva to Webster Street, near the busy intersection of George Bennett Highway. They were about 15 feet away when Silva turned again and pointed his gun, Brandley said. Borsari fired her .40 caliber Glock, and killed him.


Officer Julianne Borsari steps forward to receive an Achievement of Excellence Award. She is congratulated by Public Safety Director Antonio Pires and Mayor Donald Grebien.

Police say 24-year-old Dominique Silva was shot and killed after he pointed a firearm at Officer Julianne Borsari