Man shot in Tremont slapped robber's gun away before making a run for it (open-concealed carry of weapon = shot robber tremont

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Mon, 06/22/2015 - 22:01.

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A man who was shot in the back while fleeing a pair of robbers in Tremont early Monday is in fair condition, according to a MetroHealth Medical Center spokeswoman.

The 26-year-old man was walking to his car about 4 a.m. when two males approached him outside The Treehouse. When one of the males pulled out a gun, the man slapped the weapon away and ran, according to a police report.

The gunman opened fire before both males fled in a beige car, the report said.

The man ran less than a quarter mile to his friend's home on Jefferson Avenue. The friend called an ambulance and applied pressure to the wound until paramedics arrived.

The man and his friend -- who both work at The Flying Monkey Pub -- were hanging out at the Jefferson Avenue home before the shooting, the report said.

No arrests have been made and police have not identified suspects.




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