Raleigh man drives himself to hospital following attempted robbery, gunshot to foot

Wake County News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A Raleigh man was treated and released from a local hospital after he drove himself to get care after he fought off an attempted robbery and survived a shooting.

At approximately 11:30 Thursday night Raleigh police responded to the 2500 block of Melvid Court in Raleigh to find a man sitting in his vehicle. Upon their arrival, they determined the victim had suffered a gun shot wound to the foot.

Officers said the man, identified as 55-year-old LaMont V. Barner, was preparing to leave for a road trip when he was approached by an unknown person.

The victim said the person attempted to rob him, and when it was unsuccessful, the suspect began taking off on foot but not before the victim heard a gunshot and realized he had been shot, the Raleigh Watch Commander said.

The Watch Commander confirmed while the victim was being treated in the hospital early Friday that he was suffering from non-life threatening injuries after driving himself to a local hospital.

There is no information on the suspect that has been released to CBS 17 at this time.

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