Victim identified in Pine Island murder-suicide

Authorities say their investigation determined that Ryan Wendt was intentionally shot by Timothy Todman Jr.

News 12 Staff

Oct 18, 2021, 2:29 PM

Updated 1,005 days ago

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A murder-suicide rocked the quiet community of Pine Island this weekend.
State police say troopers and Warwick police responded to the report of a shooting on Newport Bridge Road around 4:20 p.m. on Saturday.  Officials found Ryan Wendt, 38, of Warwick, outside with a gunshot wound.  He was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  
Authorities say their investigation determined that Wendt was intentionally shot by Timothy Todman Jr., 35, of Warwick, following a dispute.  Todman Jr. then commit suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot.  
Right now, police say there is no threat to the public, but the investigation is still ongoing.


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