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Marine shot while walking with his girlfriend

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Posted at 10:45 AM, Jan 29, 2012
and last updated 2012-01-29 13:27:53-05

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – A U.S. marine is listed in critical, but stable, condition after he was shot during a robbery in Richmond, Virginia, according to the Richmond Police Department.

In an email, police wrote the marine and  his girlfriend were walking along the 600 block of N. 33rd St. at around 8:00 p.m. Friday when a man with gun approached and demanded money.

After the couple gave the man money, the man shot the marine, police said.

Police described the suspect as a black male, approximately 5’10” with a skinny build and young, possibly in his late 20s.

He was last seen wearing a dark-colored hoodie with a white and black or red bandanna covering the lower portion of his face, according to police.

Police said the victim, 25, is a reserve sergeant.

He had previously been stationed out of Marine Corp Air Station Cherry Point and served tours of duty in Okinawa, Japan and Iraq.

Anyone with information about this crime can call Detective Amira Sleem at 804)-646-3871, the Department’s Tipsline at 514-TIPS (8477) or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.