Sunday Night Bar Fight Leads to Shots Fired at Car, House

City man charged with conspiracy to assault with a deadly weapon.

Woonsocket Police Headquarters is located at 242 Clinton St. Credit: Rob Borkowski
Woonsocket Police Headquarters is located at 242 Clinton St. Credit: Rob Borkowski
The following information was provided by the Woonsocket Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

A fight at Aly's Pub Sunday night continued with a car chase involving gunfire and a confrontation at 89 Second Ave. with shots fired into the house, and one man arrested.

Police stopped a Red GMC driven by Robert Speak-Abney, 23, of 203 River St., Apt. F101, which had been reported at the scene during the shooting, at 1:55 a.m. Sunday, according to the report of Det. Sgt. John Scully. 

According to the report, Speak-Abney was at the bar with a man identified only as "Dunty", who was involved in a fight at Aly's bar. After the participants and their friends were escorted outside, Speak-Abney and Dunty left in a red GMC. The other group of people left in two separate cars, one of which was driven by Anthony Medeiros. The person who'd been fighting Dunty left in another vehicle.

Medeiros said he received a call from the other car saying Dunty had fired a gun at their vehicle as they approached Jeffers Street. As Anthony arrived at 89 Second Ave., Dunty and Speak-Abney pulled up.

Dunty pointed a silver revolver at Anthony and threatened to shoot him, demanding to know where the man he'd been fighting was. Dunty fired a shot into the air, checked the victim's car for the man, then ordered Anthony and his two passengers into the house. 

Inside the house, as Dunty began screaming and pistol whipping one of his companions, Anthony threw a punch at him, starting a fight. The gun was knocked from Dunty's hand and Anthony's mother picked it up and gave it to Anthony, who also had it knocked out of his hand. 

Dunty regained the pistol and left the apartment at the urging of his friends, while Anthony told his family to hide in a back room. Moments later, the family heard several shots fired at the house. 

Outside, Speak-Abney, who was waiting in the GMC, saw Dunty exit the house and told him to get in the truck, but drove away without him after hearing more gunshots. 

Police charged Speak-Abney with conspiracy to assault with a deadly weapon, Scully reported. 
enrico pelatso February 01, 2014 at 01:20 PM
this is great wish i could have seen this damn
Jack Wagonn February 02, 2014 at 12:26 AM
I hope I can convince my parents to move out of Woonsocket ASAP. The city was dangerous when I was a kid, but it seems so much worse now.


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