The Gold family(NEW ORLEANS) — New Orleans police identified the suspected gunman in the shooting of a Tulane University medical student on Sunday, and the mayor issued a stern warning: “We’re going to find you.”
The man caught on a surveillance camera dragging a woman down a street Friday morning and then pointing a gun at Peter Gold, 25, when he intervened has been identified as Euric Cain, 21, police said Sunday.
The “enraged” gunman then shot Gold in the stomach, police said, in a terrifying moment caught on camera.
The gunman tried to shoot Gold a second time, police said, but the gun jammed. The gunman then took the woman’s purse and fled, said police.
Cain will be found and prosecuted, officials said Sunday, warning that anyone harboring Cain would also be arrested.
Cain was arrested earlier this month for possession of a stolen cellphone during a carjacking, said police.
Cain face charges of attempted first-degree murder, second-degree kidnapping and armed robbery, said police. A $12,500 reward has been offered.
“We’re going to find you, we’re going to prosecute you, and you’re going to spend the rest of your life behind bars,” New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said Sunday.
A representative from Tulane told ABC News on Sunday that Gold, a fourth-year medical student, continues to improve and remains in guarded condition.
Gold’s friend and classmate Ryan O’Halloran told ABC News that it “Doesn’t surprise me that he would have pulled over his car and attempted to save somebody.”
“He’s a great guy,” said O’Halloran, adding that the popular Gold is “a guy who generally always has your back.”
Tulane President Mike Fitts said Friday that Gold was “expected to make a full recovery.”
“I ask that you keep Peter and his family in your thoughts and prayers,” Fitts said. “He is an outstanding student who represents the best of Tulane in every possible way.”
The Gold family told ABC News in a statement, “While we deeply appreciate everyone’s concern, support and prayers as our family faces this crisis, our sole focus at this time is on Peter’s recovery. We ask that everyone respect our need for privacy while we join Peter as he begins to recover from the injuries he has sustained.”
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