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Police: Man shot while trying to stop robbery

By Curtis McCloud - bio | email

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – News Leader 9 has learned that a 24-year-old man was shot in the thigh Saturday night after he tried to help a woman who was being robbed.

It happened in a parking lot near 12th Street and Broadway, just before midnight. 

Police say several people were walking towards Broadway when a man came out with a hand gun and attempted to rob a 20-year-old woman.

The gunman took the young woman's purse and that is when the 24-year-old man tried to help her and was shot in the thigh.  Police say he has been treated and released from The Medical Center

Investigators say the gunman is described as a black man, who is around 5'6 to 5'7 and is believed to be in his early 20s. He had braided hair and wore a light-colored button-up shirt. 

The second suspect is described as a black man, around 5'8 and 150 to 170 pounds. He was last scene wearing a black pullover.   

After the shooting, police say both men ran in the direction of First Avenue.

If you have any information on this shooting, you're asked to call (706)653-3400.

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