2015-09-17 / Front Page

Double Shooting Leaves 2 Dead

Olga Enger

Stephen J. Jemo Jr., 35, of Newport and Christopher C. Smith, 48, of Middletown died early Tuesday morning after an alleged murder-suicide took place on the sidewalk of William Street and King Street in Newport. 

The men, who were known to be good friends, were walking back to Jemo's house around 2 a.m. when an argument escalated to a physical struggle, according to police. 

Jemo allegedly took out a gun and shot his friend in the head and immediately fired the gun to his own head. Smith was transported to Newport Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Jemo was transported to Rhode Island Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 6:44 a.m Tuesday morning.

Police said the incident was isolated and there is no threat to the public. 


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