Good Samaritan shot helping woman in Phoenix

PHOENIX - A Good Samaritan who came to the aid of a woman being attacked in Phoenix has been hospitalized after being shot in the neck by the assailant .

Phoenix police say that when officers arrived to the scene Wednesday night, they found the woman and the man who came to her aid suffering from non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. They were taken to a local hospital.

Officers learned that the 21-year-old woman had been walking in the area when a male suspect in his 20s came up to her, pulled a gun and demanded her money and cell phone.

The woman refused and a struggle ensued. That's when the man shot her.

As that was going on, a 32-year-old bicyclist saw the woman in distress and tried to help her. The suspect then shot him.

"I heard it all," said resident Haley Paul who lives near the path. She heard the scuffle, the screams and gunshots through her open window. "That was so brave," said Paul. "I wonder what I would have done. I don't know."

The names of the victims have not been released.

Police are still looking for the suspect, who fled without any stolen goods.


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