Clements added that the footage showed the police “doing exactly what we would want them to do in stopping an imminent and significant threat.”
An officer then rescued the woman from her rammed car and brought her to safety.
Clements identified Joseph Santos, 32, as the dead man and Christine Demers, 37, as the injured passenger, who remains hospitalized.
Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare said he could not yet pin down why Santos was fleeing or how Santos and Demers knew each other. Clements added that Santos had two outstanding warrants.
The Rhode Island State Police did not release information about how many officers had used deadly force or if any of them had been placed on administrative leave more than 24 hours after the shooting.
State police and Providence police conducted a joint investigation into whether the use of force had been justified, which the state attorney general is overseeing.
The findings will be presented to a grand jury that will determine if the police officers’ actions were justified.