Springfield woman arrested in Connecticut for deadly R.I. shooting

Trearra Hudgen charged in deadly shooting of Matthew Reverdes

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Trearra Hudgen of Springfield is seen here in her Hartford Police booking photo.

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — Rhode Island State Police confirm three people have been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting on Halloween in Pawtucket.

29-year-old Matthew Reverdes was shot on Harrison Avenue in Pawtucket at about 4 p.m. Monday; police and firefighters found him in the area of Cedar and Garden Streets and took him to Rhode Island Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

According to Rhode Island State Police Maj. Joseph Philbin, three people were arrested Thursday in connection with the crime.

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Photo from the scene of a deadly shooting in Pawtucket, R.I. in which Trearra Hudgen has been charged. Image Courtesy: WPRI

Philbin told Eyewitness News 32-year-old Julio Cano was taken into custody in Framingham, Mass., while 33-year-old Juscelina DaSilva was arrested in Providence. Court filings show DaSilva was arraigned on drug charges Friday.

A third suspect, 26-year-old Trearra Hudgen of Springfield, Mass., was apprehended in Hartford, Conn. According to Hartford Police, detectives in Pawtucket identified Hudgen as a possible suspect in the homicide and obtained a warrant for her arrest on narcotics charges. Information they gathered suggested Hudgen was hiding in Hartford.

On Thursday, Hartford police officers and US Marshals tracked Hudgen’s 2002 Honda Accord to a Dollar General Store on Park Street in Hartford. They watched the car until Hudgen came out of the store at about noon and arrested her without incident. She will be arraigned in Hartford as a fugitive from justice; Hartford Police said she is expected to be extradited to Rhode Island but did not provide a timetable.

Philbin said the Rhode Island State Police Violent Fugitive Task Force worked in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals office to track three suspects down.

A friend described Reverdes as a family man who leaves behind a daughter. Police have not said what motivated the shooting.

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