The suspect in the shooting of a Tulane University medical student is in custody Monday afternoon, according to police.
Peter Gold, 25, a medical student at Tulane, was shot in the stomach after he stopped his car around 4 a.m. to help a woman who was being dragged by a man to another car. His shooting was caught on surveillance video.
The suspect—now identified as Euric Cain—was apprehended this morning by New Orleans Police and U.S. Marshalls. He will be charged with attempted first-degree murder, second-degree kidnapping and armed robbery, WWL reports.
When Gold tried to aid the woman, a man in a hooded sweatshirt—Cain—pointed a gun at him, according to police. In the video, Gold can be seen with his arms raised above his head, backing into a wall behind him. Police say Cain demanded money from Gold, who told him he didn’t have any. Cain then shot Gold in the stomach, and tried to shoot him again, but police say his gun jammed. Cain fled the scene in an SUV.
New Orleans police says the woman was treated for minor injuries and has been released, and a spokesman from Tulane said Gold is recovering but remains in critical condition.
“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,” New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said at a press conference Monday morning, WWL reports.
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