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Victim shot in attempt robbery downtown

On February 4th, at approximately 11:30 PM, Robbery Unit detectives responded to Harborview Medical Center to interview a robbery victim who had been admitted with a gunshot wound.  Apparently, the 30 year old victim was unloading groceries from the back of his car in the 100 Block of Yale Avenue North when he was approached by a known male armed with a handgun.  The suspect demanded money from the victim.  The victim stated that he was able to grab a knife from his car and stab the suspect in the chest.  The suspect then fired one shot through the back passenger window of the victim’s car, striking the victim in the buttocks. The suspect fled the scene on foot.  The victim then drove himself to the hospital, where Robbery Unit detectives responded to interview the victim.  The victim stated that he was unsure if he inflicted any injury on the suspect.  West Precinct officers responded to the location in an attempt to locate the suspect, but did not find him.  Robbery detectives continue to investigate this incident.