Elderly man shot protecting his wife

This is a crazy story sent from the RPD about an incident that occurred last week on Brookland Park Boulevard:

At approximately 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, an 80-year-old man and his 61-year-old wife got off the bus on Brookland Park Boulevard and began walking to their home on Fourqurean Lane. As they walked, one man hung back while another man approached them and demanded money.

The victims refused and the husband assaulted the robber who then struck the victim as they ran away. As the couple ran, they heard several gunshots and later discovered the husband had been shot. Though the victim’s gunshot wound was minor, he did suffer several serious lacerations to the head from the assault.

As always, if you have any information regarding this incident contact Detetive Christina Benkahla (804.646.6795) or Crime Stoppers (804.780.1000, or text 274637 using the keyword “ITip” followed by your tip).


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