Man Shot During Attempted Robbery


A Springs man is recovering from a gunshot wound after being shot during an attempted robbery Saturday night.

Police were called to the 1200 block of Rockwood Ave. around 9:40 p.m. on reports of a shooting in the area. Witnesses saw a man with a knee injury, limping away from the scene. Officers were unable to find him when they arrived, but learned that the victim had been taken to the hospital.

The victim told police that he had been meeting up with a man he met online, who turned on him and tried to rob him. During the robbery attempt, the victim was shot in the knee.

The suspect has been described as a black man around 6 feet tall, wearing a blue shirt and jeans at the time of the incident. He may have been driving a light-colored vehicle, according to police. Anyone with any information is asked to notify police, or call Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP.

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  • by No Social Skills Location: Colorado Springs on May 9, 2011 at 08:31 AM
    Sorry that he got shot, but... I guess kids aren't the only one's that have to be careful about who they meet online. Perhaps he should try meeting people the old fashioned way - walk up and introduce himself. Anyway... I hope they catch this degenerate and that this guy's leg heals.
  • by Jared Location: cos on May 8, 2011 at 12:25 PM
    Cross overs look like a tennis shoe
  • by @ Sarah on May 8, 2011 at 08:24 AM
    Google it. "A crossover is a vehicle built on a car platform and combining, in highly variable degrees, features of a sport utility vehicle (SUV) with features from a passenger vehicle, especially those of a station wagon or hatchback."
  • by Sarah on May 8, 2011 at 06:37 AM
    What is a "cross over" style vehicle?
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