CPD searching for shooting suspect; 1 injured

CPD searching for shooting suspect; 1 injured

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The Columbus Police Department is searching for a shooting suspect who allegedly shot and robbed another man late Tuesday night.

According to police, a 25-year-old man was found lying on Ewart Avenue, near 8th Street at 9:44 p.m. Tuesday.

The victim reported that he was walking in the area when he was approached by an unidentified suspect armed with a handgun. The suspect took property from the victim. During the course of the robbery, the suspect's weapon discharged and wounded the victim.

The victim had a gunshot wound to his upper torso. He was then transported to the Midtown Medical Center, where he is listed in stable condition and is undergoing treatment at the time of this report.

Following the incident, the suspect reportedly was picked up by an unidentified vehicle and fled the area.

Police have given a vague description of the suspect: he is described as a short black male with a dark complexion and a low haircut.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Robbery/Homicide at (706)-653-3400.

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