Good Samaritan Shot Trying to Save Woman in Louisiana

23 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Cops name suspect in shooting of good Samaritan caught on video.

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans police are searching for 25-year-old Euric Cain in connection with the shooting of Tulane medical school student Peter Gold this week.A man caught on CCTV trying to shoot a medical student in the head after he tried to stop a suspected robbery and kidnapping attempt has been warned that he faces a lifetime in jail after his capture. NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison said Cain will be charged with attempted first degree murder, second degree kidnapping and armed robbery upon his arrest. “We’re going to find you, we’re going to prosecute you, and you’re going to spend the rest of your life behind bars,” Mayor Mitch Landrieu said at a press conference alongside some of the NOPD’s top brass.

CCTV footage showed how Mr Gold’s good deed nearly cost him his life when the would-be robber turned on Mr Gold, shot him in the stomach and then tried to fire off more rounds. Before he had a chance to call police, the man who had been dragging the woman stepped out of a light-colored sport utility vehicle and pointed a semi-automatic pistol at Gold, the paper reported.

Next, it shows the hooded man pointing a large automatic weapon at Gold and demanding money. “I cannot get it out of my head, trying to, trying to just get by and get over it,” the witness said. “So I hope everybody’s okay and I hope they catch that guy and he’s put away forever.” Michele Adams, who taught Gold while he was an undergraduate sociology student, told the Advocate that she was shocked by news of the shooting but not surprised to learn that her former student had placed himself in harm’s way to help someone else. “That is so Peter,” she said, noting that he was the recipient of his department’s “Outstanding Student” award the year he graduated. “He was always engaged, involved with his peers and just an amazing person, so it doesn’t surprise me to hear he was trying to help someone. ‘Selfless’ is what comes to mind.” “Obviously, the level of violence we saw this morning is disturbing, and we would hope that will compel someone to come forward and give us the information we need,” he said, according to the Advocate. “We don’t solve these cases without the community’s help, and that’s what we’re asking for here.”

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