PHOENIX (CBS5) -
Phoenix police have released a
composite sketch of a man who attacked and shot a woman and a bicyclist
who stopped to help her Wednesday night.
suspect is described as black and in his early 20s. He is about 5'5"
and weighs between 120 to 140 pounds. He was armed with a handgun.
vehicle is believed to be a reddish or purple early 90's Honda Civic
with unknown white writing on the rear window, police said.
The Good Samaritan who was shot remains in a coma, said Sgt. Trent Crump of the Phoenix Police Department.
The shooting happened in the area of 48th Street and McDowell Road around 9:15 p.m.
woman was walking in the area when she was approached by the suspect,
who displayed his gun and demanded money and her cell phone, police
The woman refused and tried to get
away when she was shot in the leg, according to police. At the same
time, a 32-year-old man on a bicycle saw the woman and tried to help. He
was shot in the neck by the suspect.
The wounded man ran to a nearby fire station for help and was later taken to a Phoenix hospital.
The woman who was being attacked was also taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
People with any information are asked to call "Crime Stop" at 602-262-6151.
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