Otis Diggs Death – Otis Diggs, a resident of Cumberland, Rhode Island, and a beloved brother and friend passed away tragically on Saturday, September 23, 2023. He was announced dead by his sister through a social media publication that read “We was supposed to turn 40 together. I have so many memories with no words. My heart is screaming right now. I can’t believe I’m writing this. R.I.P my brother. Until we meet again!”
What was Otis Diggs’ cause of death?
According to the Cumberland police department, a man in his forties was stabbed to death inside a house in the Ashton Village community on Saturday afternoon. According to a press release issued by Police Chief Matthew Benson, officers who responded to a home on Front Street just before 3 p.m. discovered the victim, Otis Diggs, suffering from stab wounds. After receiving medical attention at the scene, Diggs was transported in an ambulance to Rhode Island Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
According to the press statement that was issued by the Cumberland Police Department, Diggs was stabbed “during an altercation” in the residence that was located on Front Street. There have been no arrests made, and the investigation is continuing with the questioning of witnesses. The public is not at any risk, and the attack was not “a random act,” according to the Cumberland Police Department’s statement.
Cumberland Police Department Statement
Late Saturday afternoon, just before 3:00 pm, the Cumberland Police Department responded to a residence on Front Street for the report of a stabbing victim. Upon arrival. responding units located and attempted to render aid to a 40-year-old male victim. later positively identified as Otis Diggs. Mr. Diggs was transported to Rhode Island Hospital by Cumberland Emergency Medical Services and was later pronounced dead.
As the case is in its very early stages of investigation, no further details will be released other than that the victim was stabbed during an altercation at a residence on Front Street. At this time, no arrests have been made in connection with this homicide. Witnesses are still being interviewed in response to the investigation and we do not believe this to be a random act. No one else was physically harmed during the incident.
“This is another example of senseless violence, which has unfortunately become all too common in our society. An incident where a family ends the day losing a loved one like this is both tragic and unnecessary. On behalf of the men and women of the Cumberland Police Department, I offer our condolences to the family, friends, and loved ones of Mr. Diggs. We will remain steadfast in our efforts and bring those responsible to justice. My broader hope is that people out there hear of this story, and the countless others like it, and look to approach conflict in a more responsible manner where families don’t continue to have to bury loved ones in this manner.”
I’d like to acknowledge the tremendous work of the first responding Cumberland Police Officers and EMS paramedics who attempted to save the life of Mr. Diggs, and the collective work of Cumberland Police Detectives under the leadership of Captain Peter Sweet for their tireless and continued efforts. I’d also like to acknowledge the assistance of the Rhode Island State Police Forensic Science Unit and the several other local Rhode Island police jurisdictions who provided support and assistance. This is still a very active and open investigation. More to come.
The family will release Otis Diggs’ obituary and funeral arrangements later.
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