A Tulane University student was shot in the stomach during a robbery Friday morning in New Orleans, but his life was spared when the robber’s gun jammed as he tried to shoot the student in the head.
You can watch surveillance video of the robbery above (the incident begins at the 0:37 mark of the video).
Peter Gold, 25, is still recovering at a local hospital, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Police are searching for a suspect in the shooting, 21-year-old Euric Cain. He is wanted on charges including first-degree attempted murder, kidnapping and armed robbery, police said Sunday.
The shooting happened at about 4 a.m. in the 1000 block of Saint Mary Street, police said.
According to police, video shows the suspect, Cain, dragging a woman to his nearby parked SUV. Gold then drove up to the scene and tried to help the woman. The gunman then pointed a gun at Gold and demanded money. Gold told the suspect repeatedly that he did not have cash, but the gunman became enraged and shot him.
Gold collapsed to the sidewalk and the robber tried to shoot him a second time, in the head, but the gun jammed. The suspect then took the woman’s purse and fled. She was not injured.
Gold is a fourth-year medical student at Tulane, the university told the Times-Picayune.
“He is an outstanding student who represents the best of Tulane in every possible way,” university president Mark Fitts told the newspaper.
New Orleans Police said anyone with information should call 6th District detectives at 504-658-6060 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.