Footage released of student shot trying to stop a robbery

AP News
Posted: Nov 21, 2015 8:59 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Police released surveillance footage of a Tulane University medical student being shot while trying to stop an apparent armed robbery in New Orleans.

According to The Times-Picayune ( ) 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.

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

Police were looking for a suspect.