Man charged in Providence teen’s shooting death recently released from ACI. The lost of a love one if the hardest thing a family ahs to go through especially when is a son or a daughter. A 16 year old by the name of Eric Custa was shot on board day light in one of the streets in Providence. The incident start as the two young men were on their way to get some food and another couple of guys gave them a dirty look and from their everything started. Eric Custa and his friend were not aware one of the people had a gun.According to the article, Louis A. Pina a 20 year old male fired at the victim in the minivan hitting in the chest.
Mr. Pina had Just recently been bailed out from the ACI. To Mr. Custa the legal system was no surprise with his record.
Louis Pina had been incarcerated for stealing a car, third degree sexual assault, and was caught with drugs in raid done in a house in a house in Washington Park in the past. The kind of friends Pina hung with were not the best people and most of them were in and out of trouble.In the article, it explains how he other guy that was with Eric handle the situation, like rushing to the hospital with the victim, and calling a family member. The victim was shot with a . 40-caiber Taurus pistol carried by Louis Pina.
A Patrol man found Pina and another male in the streets in Providence and they seemed nervous and sweating. The man were taken into custody but the other man was let go and after questioning Pina he was charge with the murder of Cuesta and shooting at the other guy who Cuesta was with.The gun was found by detectives here Pina had tossed into a back yard. Pina was taken to District court and was held without bail on the charge of first degree murder, felony assault with a dangerous weapon and two firearms weapons according to the article.
Family and friends gather at the place where the incident took place with candles, flowers, empty alcohol bottles, and sneakers which the victim loved. The young kid Eric Cuesta was trying to change his life around but was hanging with the wrong crowd and did not know how to get out without a tragedy like this happening.