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Rhode Island State Police say this is the .40-caliber gun seized from Ashley Weaver.

ATTLEBORO — The woman suspected in the shooting of a South Attleboro gas station attendant in an attempted robbery last month waived extradition Friday in Providence District Court.

Ashley M. Weaver, 28, of Providence, was ordered held without bail on a fugitive charge following her court appearance, and it was unclear when she would be returned to Massachusetts. No arraignment has been set for her in Attleboro District Court.

Weaver is suspected of trying to rob the Mobil gas station on Newport Avenue on May 20 and shooting the attendant during a struggle. She allegedly wore a monkey mask during the attempted holdup.

Mansfield police late Friday said police have recovered several masks, including a rabbit mask, and other evidence linking Weaver to that holdup and other crimes.

Weaver is also under investigation for a similar robbery the night before at a Gulf gas station in Providence and a May 24 holdup at a Cumberland Farms off Chauncy Street (Route 106) in Mansfield. The robber in the Mansfield holdup wore a rabbit mask.

Mansfield Police plan on filing the following charges against the suspect: robbery, armed and masked; firearm in felony, possession; assault to rob, firearm-armed; and firearm violation with one prior violent/drug crime.

Weaver is due back in Providence District Court on June 13 for a status conference. She faces weapons and assault charges related to her arrest in Providence on Thursday, according to court records.

After her arrest, police seized a .40-caliber handgun that investigators say is similar to the weapon used in the attempted Attleboro robbery. The gas station attendant was shot once in the abdomen during a struggle with the robber and was taken to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence for treatment.

Police say Weaver has a lengthy, violent record of assaults and robberies and has pending warrants in three Boston courts for an assault case and two robberies.

David Linton may be reached at 508-236-0338.

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