Grand jury indicts Attleboro man accused of shooting gun outside Providence strip club

This is a file image of a Foxy lady sign. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A grand jury indicted an Attleboro man accused of shooting a gun near a Providence strip club earlier this year.

Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha said that Robert Ross was charged with one count of carrying a pistol without a license and one count of discharging a firearm within a compact area.

In February, Providence police responded to the Foxy Lady on Chalkstone Avenue for reports of shots fired.

Nerohna said Ross, who’s 31 years old, was escorted out of the strip club for disorderly conduct just before the gunfire started.

After searching the area, police said they found nine 9 mm spent shell casings. Officers then questioned two men who were allegedly with Ross before he left the club.

Neronha said the two men didn’t cooperate with police but referred to the 31-year-old several times as “Bobby.”

Police said surveillance footage from the Foxy Lady showed Ross arriving at the club in a small blue car. He was then seen being escorted out of the club at about 7:15 p.m. by security. A minute later, he was seen getting into the same blue car.

Police said the shots were fired about at 7:17 p.m. in the same area where the shell casings were found.

Neronha said they obtained Ross’ name through a credit card receipt from the club, which matched his name on his license and the man seen on surveillance footage.

Ross turned himself in on March 1.

He’s scheduled to face a Providence Superior Court next month.

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