Victim shot while trying to escape after robber got distracted in Detroit

Posted at 1:06 PM, Nov 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-09 13:06:41-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — A 23-year-old man has been listed in stable condition after trying to escape being robbed in Detroit Friday night.

According to police, the victim was walking in the area of Alaska and Wetherby when a blue Chevy sedan pulled up next to him.

An armed suspect on the passenger side got out of the vehicle, approached the victim and demanded his money. Police say the victim complied.

The suspect then became distracted by a second vehicle that had either pulled up or passed by, resulting in the victim attempting to run away, police say.

As the victim ran, the suspect allegedly fired multiple shots in his direction and struck him. The Chevy sedan then sped off in an unknown direction.

The 23-year-old was privately taken to the hospital, treated and listed in stable condition.

The suspect was described as black male in his 20s, 5’8-5’9, thin build, mustache, wearing a dark blue hoodie with a pullover and black jogging pants with a white stripe and armed. The description of the driver (second suspect) is unknown, according to Detroit Police.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detroit Police at (313) 596-5240 or Crime Stoppers at (800) SPEAK-UP.