Fifth suspect sought in North Providence killing

North Providence police asked for the public’s help Wednesday in locating a man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting.

Police said Davon “D-Nice” Silva is wanted on a charge of conspiracy to commit felony assault. He’s 19 years old and between 5 feet 5 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall.

Police said Silva frequents the Hartford Avenue and Glenbridge Avenue areas of Providence.

Police said the charge stems from the fatal shooting of a man outside Sam’s Food Store at 1 Humbert St. on May 15. The shooting left 46-year-old Hernan Avila Jr. dead. His 23-year-old son, who survived, was shot eight times.

Four other defendants have been charged in connection with Avila’s killing.

North Providence police asked anyone who knows Silva’s whereabouts to call the Detective Division at 401-231-4533, ext. 105 or ext. 158.

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