On September 16, 2018, at 12:08 AM, Smithfield Police received numerous calls for a large disturbance in the parking lot of the Sky Lounge, located at 55 Douglas Pike in Smithfield. While police were responding, Smithfield dispatch received additional 911 calls reporting shots fired at that location. Smithfield requested North Providence Police and Lincoln Police to assist. Upon police arrival, there were approximately 150 people in the parking lot with several physical and verbal altercations taking place outside the establishment. Private security on scene advised that prior to police arrival, two gun shots were heard from the area of the southeast parking lot. Police were able to gain control of and disperse the crowd. No gunshot injuries were reported on scene. Police continue to investigate this incident.
One arrest was made during the disturbance. Christopher Martinez (Age 28), from Cumberland, was arrested for Simple Assault, Resisting Arrest, and Disorderly Conduct during the crowd dispersal. Martinez was transported to Smithfield headquarters and later released with a summons to appear for arraignment in District Court on October 2, 2018.
Anyone with information on the shots fired is asked to contact Smithfield Police at (401) 231-2500.