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Suspect Identified in Shooting of New Orleans Medical Student who Stopped to Help Woman

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Police ID man accused of shooting Tulane medical student Police ID man accused of shooting Tulane medical student
Peter Gold, Medical student who was shot. Peter Gold, Medical student who was shot.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police have identified a man accused of shooting a medical student who stopped an apparent kidnapping.
    
Police say 21-year-old Euric Cain of New Orleans is wanted on charges of armed robbery, second-degree kidnapping and attempted first-degree murder.

"It is clear this is a dangerous individual who doesn't value the lives of others," said New Orleans Police Chief Michael Harrison.     

Surveillance video released by police shows a man dragging a woman toward an SUV early Friday, and 25-year-old Peter Gold pulling up and trying to help her.
    
Police say Cain demanded money and shot Gold in the stomach when he said he didn't have any. A misfire apparently foiled an attempt to shoot him in the head.
    
The woman was treated for minor injuries.
    
Tulane spokesman Keith Brannon says Gold's family said Sunday that he's improving but remains in guarded condition.

The President of Tulane University said Gold "Is an outstanding student who represents the best of Tulane in every possible way.”


 

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