Ring leader pleads guilty in student shooting


Alex Dorsey pleaded guilty last week to attempted first-degree murder, two counts of solicitation to commit murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

One of the solicitation charges is not related to the July NC State shooting. However, Dorsey was originally jailed on a separate solicitation charge.

According to a Wake County prosecutor, Dorsey is the leader of a set of the Crips gang and ordered a hit on a NC State student while in jail.

He was sentenced to serve between 20 and 25 years in prison.

The victim, NC State student Clarence Grubbs, who is a member of another set of the Crips, was shot three times in the chest, once in the hip and once in the leg. He survived the shooting.

The two alleged shooters, 16-year-old Terrell Grimes of Raleigh and 19-year-old Leroy Barnes Jr., also of Raleigh, have not been tried for the crime. A third suspect, 20-year-old Ryan Alexander Barnes, who was also a NCSU student, is also charged. Barnes was at the scene of the shooting and also not been tried.

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