Meridian Star

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June 10, 2014

Woman shot in armed robbery

MERIDIAN — By Brandon Ward

    The Meridian Police Department is continuing to investigate an robbery Saturday night in which a woman was shot.

    Meridian Police Department Public Information Officer Dareall Thompson said three people reported being followed to the Northwood Place Apartments, located on Highway 39 North, by a red 2008 Chevy Impala after leaving a local night club.

    "As the three individuals were exiting the vehicle a black male approached them holding a gun," Thompson said. "One of the victims then punched the suspect while another ran inside to grab his gun."

     After the suspect was punched he fired his gun and a bullet struck a woman in the leg, Thompson said. She was taken a Meridian hospital and treated for her injury, which was non-life threatening, police reported.

    Thompson said the suspect got away in the Impala, along with two black females and an additional black male.

    Detectives ask anyone who has information about the shooting to call the Meridian Police Department at 601-485-1893, 601-485-1859, 311, or call Crime Stoppers at 601-485-1860.

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