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Swansea Man Arrested In Shooting Death Of Woman

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A Swansea man has been arrested in the shooting death of a 23-year-old woman and will be charged with murder.

Police say they received numerous emergency calls at about 1:35 a.m. Sunday about a shooting on a roadway in Swansea.

The victim was identified as Melissa J. White of Swansea. She was declared dead at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence.

Timothy R. Levesque of Swansea was arrested and will be arraigned Monday morning in Fall River District Court on charges of murder and assault and battery. Police say the 56-year-old Levesque was arrested without incident.

It was not known Sunday morning if Levesque is represented by a lawyer.

No other details were immediately available.

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