Robbery Victim Shot Fighting with Suspect

The victim was shot in the leg during the scuffle.
The victim was shot in the leg during the scuffle.

A man is recovering from a gunshot wound after he tells police he was the victim of an armed robbery. About midnight last night, Savannah-Chatham police were called to the 900 block of Staley Avenue, where they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg.

The victim tells police, a man pulled a gun and demanded his money, but the victim began fighting with the suspect and pulled the clip out of the gun. During the scuffle, the victim was shot and the suspect got away with the man's money.

The wounded man was able to go next door and the people there called for police and an ambulance. He was taken to Memorial Health for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

He tells detectives and officers the suspect is someone he knows and provided them with a name and description.

At last report, the suspect was still at large. He was last seen running toward Montgomery Street on Staley.

Reported by: Steven Shoob,