Good Samaritan Shot During Point Loma Attempted Robbery

By Matthew Wood, Lauren Lee and Christina London
|  Tuesday, Dec 24, 2013  |  Updated 12:42 PM PDT
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An attempted robbery in Point Loma set two suspects to jail and another man to the hospital with a gunshot wound. NBC 7's Lauren Lee talked to a woman who says she was being robbed and the victim was just trying to help.

An attempted robbery in Point Loma set two suspects to jail and another man to the hospital with a gunshot wound. NBC 7's Lauren Lee talked to a woman who says she was being robbed and the victim was just trying to help.

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Two suspects are in custody, and one man is in the hospital after a shooting in the 3800 block of Nipoma Place in Point Loma Monday afternoon.

According to San Diego Police Capt. David Nisleit, two men were detained by police after shots were fired during an attempted robbery, hitting a man in the chest.

NBC 7 spoke with a woman who says she was being robbed at gunpoint. She did not want to be identified, but described the victim as a Good Samaritan who was trying to help her.

"They shot this guy who's innocent, just standing there and tried to help me," she said.

Police said the suspects drove away, but their SUV stalled a few blocks away, so they fled on foot.

“We had some key witnesses keep eyes on these two. They were calling police, giving us updates of where they were," Nisleit said. "We were able to get officers over here and detain these two.”

At least one of the suspects was taken into custody in the 3500 block of Browning St.

Nisleit said they could face charges of attempted murder or assault with a deadly weapon.

The victim, who is a man in his 30s, was in surgery at the UCSD Medical Center Tuesday night. He is expected to survive.

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