Footage Released of Student Shot Trying to Stop a Robbery

November 22, 2015 Updated: November 22, 2015
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NEW ORLEANS — Police released surveillance footage of a Tulane University medical student being shot while trying to stop an apparent armed robbery in New Orleans. (*WARNING: The pictures and footage might be disturbing for some viewers*).

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According to The Times-Picayune (http://bit.ly/1MJIZA3 ) the footage, captured by a nearby business, shows a man in a hooded shirt dragging a woman down a street early Friday morning.

She falls and the man takes her purse. Twenty-five-year-old Peter Gold stops to help the woman, and the man pulls out a gun and shoots Gold. The woman was not injured.

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NOPD said in a news release, “The victim explained to the suspect, repeatedly, that he did not have any cash. The suspect became enraged and shot the victim once in the stomach.”

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The suspect in the case (New Orleans police)
The suspect in the case (New Orleans police)

Police said Gold is listed in “guarded” condition at a hospital.

Police were looking for a suspect.

(WARNING: The video is graphic and might be disturbing for some.)

Jack Phillips contributed to this report.