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Suspect Named in Shooting of Tulane Med Student

With intense national coverage focused on at the shooting of a 25-year-old Tulane medical student, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) is working quickly on the case. On Sunday (11.22) at a police HQ presser, Mayor Landrieu and NOPD Superintendent Harrison announced that 21-year-old Euric Cain is the top suspect for the crime.


Police stated that the shooting occurred on the 1000 block of St. Mary Street near Magazine Street around 4:00a.m. on Friday (11.20) morning. Video released by police shows a man ID’d as Cain physically dragging a woman down the street. 


A second man, later identified as Scott Gold can then be seen rushing over cel-phone in hand. NOPD PIO Garry Flot said that Gold tried to help the woman, but wound up on the receiving end of the crime. Cain allegedly demanded money from Gold at gunpoint. Gold tried to explain that he did not have any money several times according to authorities. Footage shows him throwing his hands in the air.


Flot stated that the Cain responded by flying into a rage and shooting Gold in the stomach. The surveillance footage shows the med student falling to the ground as the bullet hits him. Viewers are then subjected to the sight of the perp attempting to fire a second round into the victim's head at point blank range only to be thwarted by a jammed gun.


The NOPD said that the gunman snatched the woman’s purse and drove off in a silver SUV. (The purported getaway car  can be seen in the video below.) Gold was taken to the hospital where he is listed in “guarded condition.” The female victim was treated then released.


Chief Harrison said this morning detectives discovered the getaway car on 2200 block of John Raphael Place and subsequently named Cain as the primary suspect. Warrants have been issued for his arrest on charges of Attempted First Degree Murder, Second Degree Kidnapping and Armed Robbery.


The Sixth District Investigative Unit is on the case. They can be contacted at (504) 658-6060. The NOPD cautions that Cain should be considered armed and dangerous.


Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.  You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for the information leading only to the arrest, except on homicides, where Crimestoppers will pay half of the reward upon the arrest and half on the indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward but you must contact Crimestoppers directly with your information. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at

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