Two suspects arraigned in pawn shop shootout, third still at large

Leroy Dorsey (L) and Andrew McLean (R) at their 2015 arraignment. (WPRI)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Two men accused in an attempted robbery gone wrong faced a judge Tuesday.

Andrew McLean and Leroy Dorsey were ordered held without bail in connection to an incident on Capital Gold on Smith Street in Providence.

The two men were indicted earlier this month on charges they entered the store on the morning of Oct. 23 armed with a 9mm handgun.

A third suspect, 21-year-old Reginald Isom, remains at large.

The store’s owner was shot during the robbery attempt, but also managed to shoot two of the suspects, according to police. The men made off with several items, including the owner’s gun.

Police found one suspect around the corner at a home on Ayrault Street, suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. Officers later found another suspect inside a home on Beacon Avenue with a gunshot wound to the torso.

Both men were treated and released from Rhode Island Hospital.

The store’s owner was seriously injured in the attack, but his condition has not been released.

McLean and Dorsey are due back in court next month for a pretrial conference.

Police are still actively searching for Isom, who’s considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Providence Police Department at (401) 272-3121.

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