Police: Man working on broken vehicle shot by suspect who demanded money

TEMPE, AZ - Police are investigating after a man was shot in the hand Friday night.

A Tempe Police Department spokesperson said a man in his 40s was working on his broken-down vehicle near 13th Street and Mill Avenue when he was approached by the suspect, who pointed a gun at him and demanded money.

The victim tried to fight off the suspect and was shot in his left hand.

The suspect, described as a man in his 30s wearing a blue long-sleeved shirt, ran away. Officers searched the area but had not found him as of 9:45 p.m.

The victim refused medical treatment.

Further information was not immediately available. 

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