Esteban Carpio was being sought for the attempted purse snatching and stabbing of an 84 year old woman in Providence, Rhode Island. The police caught up to Carpio and were in the process of interviewing the subject, when he assaulted Det. Jimmy Allen and shot him twice, killing him, within the Providence Police Department. Carpio escaped the station and a manhunt ensued. He was captured and the pursuit of justice began. An attempt at an insanity defense was initiated, however it was unsuccessful. It was soon learned that Esteban Carpio had been on a five year crime spree, racking up 15 arrests in five years. In a sane society Carpio would have been behind bars and Det. Allen, would likely be enjoying his hard earned retirement.
Findlaw- State V. Carpio https://bit.ly/3THA7FT
Providence Journal -Ten years and a lifetime by Mark Patinkin