Tragic Shooting Shocks Newport Community

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RIP Stephen Jemo, 35, and Chris Smith, 48.

Newport is still reeling after learning of an early morning incident which lead to the murder-suicide of two friends and co-workers. According to reports, Newport Police believe the two had an argument at the intersection of Williams and King. Smith pulled a gun on Jemo, who disarmed him, pulled his own gun and shot Smith. Jemo then took his own life.

Friends of the two reported receiving texts as early as 5am and word spread quickly, though many people say they knew them by nicknames.

Residents of Aquidneck Island have also been shocked, given two other murders in recent weeks.

-Tristan Pinnock

Tristan's just this guy, ya know?