Santa Cruz police looking for suspect who shot and wounded a Oregon man during an armed robbery

Published by on July 12, 2013

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Santa Cruz police are looking for a suspect who shot and wounded a 36-year-old Oregon man during an armed robbery of four people in Santa Cruz’s San Lorenzo Park on Monday night, police said. The shooting victim had been walking in the park with two other men from Oregon, aged 42 and 44, and a 28-year-old woman from Santa Cruz to downtown Santa Cruz at about 10 p.m. when the suspect approached, police said.

The suspect, a male adult wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and a bandana covering the lower part of his face, pointed a gun at four people and demanded their wallets, police said. He fired the weapon and wounded the victim in the torso before any of them could comply, police said. The shooter then fled on foot with their wallets, police said.

Police officers who arrived at the park started to provide first aid to the downed man until medical responders got there, police said. The man was later airlifted to a hospital outside of Santa Cruz County and treated for non-life threatening injuries. The suspect is described as a white man, 18 to 30 years old, 5 feet 8 to 5 feet 9 inches tall with a thin build and dirty skin.

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