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Suspect named in shooting of Tulane med student

Source: NOPD Source: NOPD
21-year-old Euric Cain. wanted for Attempted First Degree Murder, Second Degree Kidnapping and Armed Robbery. 21-year-old Euric Cain. wanted for Attempted First Degree Murder, Second Degree Kidnapping and Armed Robbery.
Surveillance video shows this hooded man shot a Good Samaritan who was trying to help a robbery victim. (FOX 8 Photo) Surveillance video shows this hooded man shot a Good Samaritan who was trying to help a robbery victim. (FOX 8 Photo)
After the victim was shot, the gunman tried to shoot him in the head. (Source: NOPD) After the victim was shot, the gunman tried to shoot him in the head. (Source: NOPD)
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

NOPD identified Euric Cain as the man who they believe shot and attempted to kill a 25-year-old Tulane Med student who stepped in to help a woman who was being robbed on the street.

Cain, 21, is wanted for Attempted First Degree Murder, Second Degree Kidnapping and Armed Robbery.

Police say Cain shot the medical student just before 4 a.m. on Nov. 20 at the intersection of Magazine Street and St. Mary Street.

According to a witness at the scene, a woman was being dragged down St. Mary Street near the corner on Magazine Street when the student saw the kidnapping taking place and stepped up to intervene. 

New Orleans police said Cain then demanded money from the student. When the student said he didn't have any, the gunman became enraged and shot him in the stomach.

Police say Cain then tried to murder the student by shooting him in the head, but the gun jammed. The video shows Cain try to shoot the victim again, before getting in his grey or silver SUV and leaving the scene.

NOPD officers recovered the SUV in the 2200 block of John Raphael Place on Sunday morning.

Police say Cain should be considered armed and dangerous.

Both victims were taken to the hospital by EMS after the incident. The female victim was treated for minor injuries and released. The student's family put out a statement through Tulane University thanking the community for their support and concern. "Peter continues to improve and remains in guarded condition," according to the statement.

Tips can be submitted by calling CRIMESTOPPERS at 504-822-1111, toll-free at1-877-903-STOP or through the CRIMESTOPPERS app.

Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.  You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for the information leading only to the arrest, except on homicides, where Crimestoppers will pay half of the reward upon the arrest and half on the indictment of the responsible person(s).  You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward but you must contact Crimestoppers directly with your information. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppersgno.org.

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