Suspect Identified in Shooting of Good Samaritan New Orleans Medical Student

Elisha Fieldstadt, NBC News, November 23, 2015

The suspect police are searching for in the shooting of a New Orleans medical student was identified Sunday as a man with a lengthy rap sheet.

Euric Cain, 21, remained on the run Sunday after shooting Tulane University resident Peter Gold, 25, early Friday morning when the student stopped to help a woman who Cain appeared to be dragging down the street.

Most of the ordeal was caught on surveillance video, in which Cain can be seen shooting Gold in the stomach before pointing the gun at him again and attempting to shoot him at least two more times. Police said Cain’s gun jammed before he stole the female victim’s purse and fled.

“We know who you are and you need to know that we are going to find you,” New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said in a message to Cane during a news conference Sunday.

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Police said that the woman involved in the incident is cooperating with investigators and they don’t believe she had any relation to Cain.

Gold was hospitalized in critical condition Friday, but his family said in a statement Sunday that he “continues to improve and remains in guarded condition.”

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