City man sentenced to 40 years for pawn shop shooting

City man sentenced to 40 years for pawn shop shooting

WOONSOCKET – A city man was sentenced to 40 years in prison last week after he pled guilty to shooting a pawn shop owner in the head in 2015.

Andrew McLean, 26, was sentenced to a 60-year sentence with 40 years to serve at the ACI after pleading guilty in Superior Court to several charges relating to a 2015 robbery. According to an announcement from the state Attorney General's Office, the state was prepared to prove that on Oct. 23, 2015, McLean and two accomplices robbed the Capital Gold pawn shop on Smith Street in Providence at gunpoint. During the robbery, McLean shot the shop owner in the head with a 9mm pistol, leaving him bleeding on the ground while they robbed the store. The owner survived his injuries, but McLean later faced charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and armed robbery, along with conspiracy, carrying a pistol without a license and discharging a firearm during a violent crime.

The case was investigated by the Providence Police Department. According to the release, McLean will be eligible for parole after serving 20 years.