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Suspect In Shooting Of Tulane Student In Custody


The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) announced that a suspect is in custody in connection with the shooting of a Tulane med student last week. 21-year-old Euric Cain will be charged with Attempted First Degree Murder, Second Degree Kidnapping and Armed Robbery.

 

An elite NOPD unit collared Cain during a morning raid on a home on the 2200 block of Delachaise Street.

 

Police stated that the crime 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 that after discovering the getaway car on 2200 block of John Raphael Place, detectives subsequently named Cain as the primary suspect. 

 

Tulane spokesman Mike Strecker released a statement on behalf of the victim’s family earlier today. “Peter continues to improve and remains in guarded condition. The Gold family is very grateful to the doctors and other medical professionals at University Medical Center who are providing such excellent care for Peter. We again ask that everyone respect our family's need for privacy during this difficult time.”

 

The Sixth District Investigative Unit is on the case. They can be contacted at (504) 658-6060.

 

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 www.crimestoppersgno.org




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