Police: Victim shot trying to overpower gunman in robbery attempt

Surveillance photo of the suspect (Source: NOPD)
Surveillance photo of the suspect (Source: NOPD)

A 34-year-old man was shot while trying to overpower a gunman during a robbery attempt in Central City.

The incident happened around 6 p.m. on August 31 in the 2000 block of Seventh Street.

Officers say that an armed gunman approached the victim, demanding his personal property. The victim allegedly tried to gain control of the gun and a physical altercation ensued.

Police say the suspect fired the gun multiple times, striking the victim in the shoulder. The suspect hit the victim with his firearm and fled the scene.

Officers have described the suspect as a 5-foot-6 black male. The suspect was caught on surveillance cameras.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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