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2 Arrested For RR Jewelry Store Shooting

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 04:07 PM CDT

Police say the two men responsible for an attempted robbery at a Round Rock jewelry store Monday afternoon -- where shots were fired -- have been arrested.

The shooting happened at the Q&T Jewelry store in the La Frontera Shopping Center. Police say the two men were attempting to rob the store when the employees fought back -- firing a gun at them and chasing them off.

The suspects have been identified as Brandon Maldonado (pictured right), 19, and Alexander Mejicano (pictured left), 18.

Police surrounded the area, blocking off roads, looking through nearby stores and combing through the shopping center into Monday evening. Police also went through a nearby apartment complex with K-9s -- but they were not found.

At around 9:50 p.m. the same evening, Round Rock police officers responded to a call from a woman that had just been robbed by two men.

A search of the area located Maldonado and Mejicano in the Orchid Apartments, located near the La Frontera Shopping Center. Both were arrested and property from the woman was recovered.

Police say both men confessed to the attempted robbery at the Q&T Jewelry store earlier in the day. Both men had been staying at the Sleep Inn and Suites in Round Rock.

One of the men was wounded in the shoulder during the jewelry store shooting, according to police, but the injury is non-life threatening.

Both have been charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.

Monday's incident marks the second time the store's been hit in 2013, after a robbery attempt in February where a woman started a fire to help her get away.

Photos from the Williamson County Sheriff's Office 2 Arrested For RR Jewelry Store Shooting


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